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Irish President ends VN visit

VGP - President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins on November 14 concluded his State-level visit to Viet Nam from November 5 – 14 at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Tran Dai Quang.

11/15/2016 11:00

During the visit, the Irish President had talks with President Quang and met with Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

At the talks and meetings, the both sides concurred to intensify all-level delegation exchanges, offer favourable conditions for and encourage businesses to cooperate in trade-investment, education-training, green technology, renewable energy, agriculture, health, and others.

In addition, the two countries agreed on the significance of keeping peace and security and enhancing international cooperation and were unanimous in close coordination at global forums such as the United Nations, the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), and the ASEAN-EU cooperation framework.

Regarding the East Sea issue, the two sides consented to settle disputes by peaceful means in line with international law, especially the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

                                                                                                                                        By Vien Nhu