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Prime Minister’s official visits look to strengthen cohesive ASEAN

VGP - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s official visits to Singapore and Brunei from February 8-11 once again indicate Viet Nam consistently gives priority to fostering the relations with neighboring and ASEAN countries, said Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Do Hung Viet.

February 08, 2023 3:00 PM GMT+7
Prime Minister’s official visits look to strengthen cohesive ASEAN - Ảnh 1.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh

The Deputy Foreign Minister made the above statement when talking to the press on the threshold of the Prime Minister's upcoming official trips to Singapore and Brunei. 

The trip is of great significance as this is the first official visit of a top leader of the Vietnamese Government to Singapore over the past five years, and to Brunei over the past nearly 16 years, he stressed.

The Deputy FM expressed his belief that the visits will be a success, contributing to deepening the Viet Nam-Singapore strategic partnership and the Viet Nam-Brunei comprehensive partnership, trengthening the solidarity within ASEAN, and for peace, stability, cooperation, and the development in the region and the world.

For Singapore, the visit will open up a series of events marking the 50th founding anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic ties, and the 10th anniversary of the strategic partnership, he said.

Prime Minister Pham and high-ranking leaders of Singapore and Brunei are expected to discuss new orientations and measures, including breakthroughs, to deepen relations across fields, particularly economy, trade, investment, security, national defense, education and training, and science and technology. 

The visits would contribute to expanding cooperation in new domains like innovation, digital economy, green economy, sustainable development, and clean energy. 

Vietnamese ministries, agencies, and localities are also expected to sign important cooperation documents with partners from the two countries on this occasion, notably a governmental-level memorandum of understanding on the establishment of a digital economy and green economy partnership between Viet Nam and Singapore, and an action plan implementing the Viet Nam-Brunei comprehensive partnership for 2023-2027.

During the visits, Prime Minister Pham will chair business forums, and meet top business leaders of Singapore and Brunei./.