Trade important to Vietnam – Ukraine relations: PM

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc shakes hands with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin(Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Trade is a top
priority of the Vietnam – Ukraine comprehensive partnership, stated Prime
Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc while receiving Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo
Klimkin in Hanoi on September 6.

At the meeting, he said the sides need to
incorporate cooperation for export growth into the agenda of their
intergovernmental committee’s 14th session next October.

The PM also stressed the importance of
increasing engagements in defence, culture, and science-technology, and carry
out more delegation exchanges.

Vietnam is willing to invest in Ukraine’s
strong sectors, he stated, adding that the two countries should review documents
and mechanisms in order to facilitate bilateral cooperation.

Phuc praised intention of the two
countries’ foreign ministries to continue close collaboration at multilateral
forums and thanked Ukraine for supporting Vietnam’s bid to become a non-permanent
member of the UN Security Council in the 2020-2021 tenure.

Ukraine’s stability and development is very
important to the Vietnamese expatriates living in the country, he added.

For his part, Pavlo Klimkin said bilateral
ties are thriving across sectors, including people-to-people diplomacy.

He proposed Vietnam speed up the signing of
several agreements to facilitate trade and economic ties, adding that Ukraine
wants to expand bilateral cooperation in technology transfer in mining,
shipbuilding, and aviation.

Ukraine welcomes Vietnamese investments in
telecommunications, defence, education, and science-technology, he said.

The diplomat acknowledged remarkable
contribution of the Vietnamese community to Ukraine.-VNA  



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