Prime Minister meets Brunei’s Minister of Finance and Economy II
VGP - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh had a meeting with Minister at The Prime Minister's Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam on February 11.
Pham highly valued the remarkable expansion of the bilateral trade, hitting US$725.8 million in 2022, up 134 percent compared to the previous year and exceeding the target the two nations' senior leaders set for 2025 (US$500 million).
He suggested both countries foster economic linkages with a view to building an independent and self-reliant economy in association with extensive, practical and effective international integration.
He also suggested the two sides boost cooperation in such potential sectors as agriculture, aquaculture and petrol, and consider expanding collaboration in new areas including digital economy, digital transformation, green economy and circular economy.
The two nations should promote people-to-people changes and tourism and simplify visa procedures for the citizens of both sides, Pham recommended.
For his part, the Minister lauded Viet Nam's socio-economic development outcomes, asserting that Viet Nam is a potential partner of Brunei.
The Prime Minister's visit has created a new impetus for Viet Nam-Brunei comprehensive partnership, he said, affirming his resolve to make efforts in effectively realizing agreements reached by the two sides' senior leaders.
After the meeting, Prime Minister Pham and his spouse have left Brunei, concluding their four-day official visits to Singapore and Brunei Darussalam./.