PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets many country leaders in Quebec
Updated : Monday, June 11, 2018 10:56 AM (GMT+0700)

PrimeMinister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has had bilateral meetings with leaders of many G7nations and guest countries attending the G7 Outreach Summit in Quebec, Canada.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) meets his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Quebec,
Canada - Photo: VNA

At their meeting, PM Phucand his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe agreed on the need to develop theVietnam-Japan extensive strategic partnership in a more substantive andeffective manner in all fields and carry out well the agreements and jointstatement reached at the recent Japan visit by Vietnamese President Tran DaiQuang.

They shared the view thatthe two countries need to make efforts to soon ratify and implement theComprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)so as to benefit both sides and the whole region.

PM Abe promised to helpVietnam develop green agriculture and build high-quality infrastructure toserve socio-economic development.

The two PMs also concurredin strengthening cooperation at multilateral forums and within the ASEAN-Japanframework so as to contribute to peace, cooperation and development in theregion.

PM Phuc also had a meetingwith Norwegian PM Erna Solberg. They discussed measures to promote theircountries’ cooperation and create more favourable conditions for Norwegianbusinesses to invest more in Vietnam, especially in the areas the Europeannation is strong at like maritime transport, shipbuilding, oil and gas, aquacultureand renewable energy.

The Vietnamese leader urgedboth countries to together speed up the negotiation on a free trade agreementbetween Vietnam and the European Free Trade Association. He asked Norway toassist Vietnam in developing health care, education, clean water supply andenvironmental hygiene.

PM Solberg highlighted thecountries’ good forestry cooperation, adding that the Vietnamese community hasdeveloped successfully in her country and is a bridge for the bilateralfriendship.

Meanwhile, PM Phuc andBangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina agreed to exert more efforts to solidify theircountries’ traditional friendship and capitalise on the strengths andcooperation potential of Vietnam and Bangladesh.

PM Phuc called on the twosides to take concrete measures to increase bilateral trade, noting thatVietnam is ready to ensure stable and long-term food supply for Bangladesh. Healso asked Bangladesh to support Vietnam’s candidacy for non-permanent membershipin the UN Security Council for 2020-2021.

At another meeting, PM Phucand French President Emmanuel Macron expressed their delight at thecomprehensive development of the two countries’ strategic partnership,including a visit to France by General Secretary of the Communist Party ofVietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong last March. Economic and traderelations between Vietnam and France have also continued to grow. France is nowa leading economic partner of Vietnam in Europe.

The two leaders agreed toboost the effectiveness of cooperation mechanisms, promote dialogue onstrategic issues and security-defence, and coordinate to take measures tofoster trade and investment partnerships. They also agreed to expand culturalexchange and locality-to-locality cooperation.

In another separate meeting,PM Phuc and Italian PM Giuseppe Conte were unanimous in reinforcing theVietnam-Italy strategic partnership and effectively carry out the twocountries’ cooperation and dialogue mechanisms. PM Phuc thanked Italy forsupporting Vietnam’s candidacy for a seat in the UN Security Council for2020-2021.

The Vietnamese leader alsomet with Argentinian President Mauricio Macri on the sidelines of the G7Outreach Summit. They affirmed that their countries attach importance to eachother in their respective foreign policies and want to intensify bilateralpartnership, thus providing more favourable conditions for businesses to boosttrade. 

PM Phuc asked the two sidesto accelerate the signing of cooperation documents to perfect the legalframework for long-term cooperation. President Macri invited PM Phuc to visithis country in 2018 and expressed his wish to visit Vietnam in 2019 to furthercement bilateral ties.

During his stay to attendthe G7 Outreach Summit, the Vietnamese PM also had meetings with the Presidentsof Haiti, Senegal and South Africa. They talked measures to expand Vietnam’scooperation with these countries, particularly in economy, trade andinvestment, to optimise the huge potential of bilateral relations.


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