National Day of Vietnam takes place at Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstani President begins three-day visit to Vietnam Vietnam - Kazakhstan diplomatic ties were established on September 26, 1992. Based on their fine relationship, both sides are keen to boost multifaceted cooperation in various fields such as politics, economics, trade and culture. They are also committed to supporting each other at the UN and other international forums, thus helping raise their status in the international arena. Kazakhstan advocated Vietnam as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2008-2009 term, and the two countries recognized each other as a full market economy without international legal documents. Kazakhstan positively supported Vietnam’s admission to the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) held in Istanbul, Turkey in June last year. Kazakhstani President Nazarbeyev welcomed PM Dung's visit in 2009. Bilateral relations were further strengthened when Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung decided to set up a Vietnamese Embassy in Kazakhstan in April 2007. In January 2009, Vietnamese ambassador to Kazakhstan Vu The Hiep presented his credentials. Both sides exchanged high-ranking delegations on a regular basis. Worthy of note were Kazakhstan visits by senior Vietnamese leaders, including Former Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet in June 1994, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in September 2009, former Foreign Minister Nguyen Manh Cam in February 1994, Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Cuong in March 1999, Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee’s External Relations Commission Vuong Thua Phong in August 2011, and assistant to the Foreign Minister Doan Viet Trung in June 2005 and…... [read more]

President Sang begins Kazakhstan visit The agreement was reached during talks in Astana capital on September 10 between President Nursultan Nazarbayev and his Vietnamese counterpart Truong Tan Sang who arrived there the same day for an official visit. They expressed elation at the positive development of the Vietnam-Kazakhstan relations over the past 20 years, and vowed to strengthen this relationship. They held that the two countries have great potential for economic-trade development and they will try to bring bilateral trade and economic ties to new heights. The two presidents welcomed the initiative for establishing a free trade area between Vietnam and the Customs Union of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus, and said effectively undertaking this initiative will add fresh impetus to increasing bilateral cooperation, including in investment attraction. They said they believe that the Vietnam-Kazakhstan business council will make a significant contribution to supporting economic, trade and investment development and increasing the exchange visits between the two countries’ business communities, including representatives of small and medium-sized enterprises. They shared the view that oil & gas exploration and exploitation is a key area in bilateral cooperation and that it is necessary to maintain regular exchanges between the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) and Kazakhstan’s State-owned oil producer KazMunaiGaz to implement joint mutually beneficial projects. They suggested that both countries increase bilateral investment through implementing projects on their territorial areas and establishing joint venture companies using high technologies. The two leaders encouraged bilateral cooperation in agriculture, especially in sharing experience in…... [read more]

Vietnam, Kazakhstan hold high-level talks President Sang begins visit to Kazakhstan The talks were part of President Sang’s ongoing visit to Kazakhstan as of September 9. During their meeting, Mr Sang and Mr Mami expressed their delight at the fine development of bilateral political relations. They discussed measures to strengthen cooperation between the two countries’ legislative bodies. They agreed to implement the previously-signed agreements and pledged mutual support for each other at regional and international forums. In the afternoon, Mr Sang met with Nurlan Nigmatulin who highlighted Vietnam’s rising prestige and its socio-economic achievements in the renovation process. They stressed the need to fully tap potential for bilateral cooperation, especially in the fields of agriculture, oil and gas, processing, garment, manufacturing, and tourism. The two parties also agreed to lift Vietnam- Kazakhstan relations to a higher level for mutual benefits. On this occasion, President Sang conveyed Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung’s invitations to the Kazakhstan parliament leaders, Kairat Mami and Nurlan Nigmatulin, to visit Vietnam. The two speakers accepted the invitations with pleasure. The same day, Mr Sang laid a wreath at the martyrs’ monument to pay tribute to those Kazakhstan combatants who had laid down their lives for national defence.... [read more]

President Sang meets with Kazakhstan parliament leaders During their talks on September 11, the two leaders agreed on measures to promote bilateral economic and trade ties by supporting export-import activities, early conducting negotiations on the signing of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Vietnam and the Customs Union of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus. They also reached a consensus on long-term cooperation in energy, especially oil and gas exploitation and exploration in Kazakhstan, Vietnam and third countries. After the talks, Mr Sang and Mr Massimov attended the Vietnam-Kazakhstan business forum and the debut of the Vietnam-Kazakhstan business council. Kazakh businesses told President Sang the same day that they are pleased to cooperate with their Vietnamese partners. They expressed hopes that more new investment projects will be signed after Mr Sang’s visit to boost bilateral cooperation in the garment and textile industry. Mr Sang welcomed Kazakh businesses’ willingness to help Vietnamese partners businesses expand the market. He asked businesses in both countries to make greater efforts as bilateral trade remains modest at US$40 million per year on average. After 25 years of implementing the Doi Moi (Renewal) process, Vietnam has achieved impressive growth and the country will be a reliable partner of Kazakhstan. With its experience and advantages, Vietnam can help Kazakhstan fully tap its potential, he said. The two leaders also discussed measures to increase bilateral cooperation in priority areas such as mining, garment and textile manufacturing and farm processing. President Sang said the Vietnamese Party and State are willing to…... [read more]

Vietnam-Kazakhstan relations in new period Vietnam and Kazakhstan have great potential for economic cooperation, according to the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI). Vietnam has strength in agricultural products, seafood, garments and footwear, while Kazakhstan has abundant natural resources and highly qualified human resources in science and metallurgy, as well as the mining, oil and gas industries. However, economic cooperation between the two countries is still limited and does not match their potential. Two-way trade turnover between the two countries was only US$44 million in 2010 and just more than US$26 million in the first eight months of this year. At the forum, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh said that by coming to Vietnam, Kazakhstan businesses will not only gain access to a large market of nearly 90 million consumers, they will also be able to reach other big markets in the ASEAN free trade area, as well as China, Japan and the Republic of Korea. He expressed his hope that Vietnam and the customs union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia will get down to work on a free trade agreement soon. At the event, Kazakhstan and Vietnam signed an agreement to establish a joint business council. Kazakhstan Deputy Prime Minister Aset O. Issekeshev said that the council will be a bridge for the business circles of two countries to exchange information and seek opportunities for cooperation. The forum also witnessed the signing of cooperative agreements in the field of oil and gas between Petro Vietnam and the…... [read more]

Present were Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Phuong Nga, Kazakhstan Ambassadors to Vietnam and China, representatives of Vietnamese agencies and departments, and Kazakhstan nationals living and working in Vietnam. In his opening speech, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Le Khanh Hai said that the event is testimony to bilateral efforts to contribute to improving the traditional solidarity, friendship and cooperation between the two countries. Kazakhstan Vice-Minister of Culture and Information, Askar Buribayev spoke highly of the growing Vietnam-Kazakhstan relations in the political, economic, cultural and art, and other fields. He expressed hope that the concert will help promote cultural and art exchanges between the two countries and Vietnamese understanding of Kazakhstan’s land and people. The 18-item concert was performed by seventy five Kazakhstan artists.... [read more]

This opinion was raised by Dr Doan Duy Khuong, Vice President of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Vietnam Beketzhan Zhumakhanov at a meeting in Hanoi on September 23. The two sides also wished to strengthen the friendly cooperation relations in such fields as trade, tourism, agricultural and seafood export. Speaking at the meeting, Dr Doan Duy Khuong said the bilateral cooperation relations have been developing in many aspects. Vietnam and Kazakhstan signed framework agreements on cooperation in economy, trade, diplomacy, education, investment, labour, energy and others. Particularly, after the signing of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Vietnam and the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, Vietnam continued to conclude the FTA with Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) on a comprehensive scope, with high-level commitments and balanced benefits. He hoped that this relationship will continue to expand, go to the essence and bring about more practical results for businesses from both countries. He said, with the Vietnam-EEU FTA, Vietnam's commodities will have more new markets. In addition, the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by the end of 2015 to which Vietnam is a member is an opportunity for Kazakhstan businesses to boost cooperation with ASEAN countries. Sharing this viewpoint, Ambassador Beketzhan Zhumakhanov emphasised that the cooperation relationship between Vietnam and Kazakhstan has constantly been promoted and strengthened. The two-way trade turnover increased from US$231 million in 2013 to US$247 million in 2014. However, this figure is still incommensurate with the…... [read more]

(VOV) - Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from Vietnam and Kazakhstan held a dialogue in Almaty City on April 3 with the aim of enhancing cooperation in the time to come. Vietnam, Customs Union conclude 5th FTA negotiation round Vietnam-Kazakhstan relations in new period PM approved Vietnam-Kazakhstan investment agreement The meeting was held after the freshly concluded fifth round of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations between Vietnam and the Customs Union (Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan). Delegates agreed Kazakhstan is a large country with an exponential potential for economic expansion. The meeting garnered great interest of the business communities from both sides, as it provides an opportune occasion to lay the groundwork for future bilateral trade and investment after the FTA is signed. briefed Kazakhstan businesses on Vietnam's socio-economic development and policies to promote cooperative relations with international friends in many fields, particularly economics and trade. Hoang extended an open invitation to citizens of Kazakhstan and international trading partners to come and visit Vietnam, either on holiday or to do business. Many Vietnamese people speak the Russian language and this is an effective tool for people-to-people exchange, Hoang said. Anhia, a representative from a travel agency which often conducts tours of Vietnam, spoke of the great potential for bilateral cooperation, especially once the FTA is signed. A Kazakhstan businessman who imports tea from many countries throughout the world said Vietnamese tea is delicious and inexpensive, but, there is no tea quite meeting the Kazakhstan taste. He said he believes the problem…... [read more]

President Truong Tan Sang met with Kazakh Prime Minister Karam Massimov Tuesday and both agreed on long-term cooperation in the oil and gas sector, especially in exploration and exploitation in Kazakhstan, Vietnam and third countries during his visit to the Central-Asial country. Earlier, in Astana, the President met with Kazakh Prime Minister Karam Massimov and both agreed on long-term cooperation in the oil and gas sector, especially in exploration and exploitation in Kazakhstan, Vietnam and third countries. The two sides affirmed that they should promote economic and trade relations to match the aspirations and potential of both countries. The two leaders discussed and agreed on measures to facilitate imports and exports; the early signing of a free trade agreement between Vietnam and the Kazakhstan-Russia-Belarus customs union and other agreements to create legal frameworks for future cooperation in economics and trade. After their meeting, President Sang and Prime Minister Massimov attended the Vietnam-Kazakhstan Business Forum and the debut of the Vietnam-Kazakhstan Business Council. Also on September 11, the President received several Kazakh businesses leaders who said they believed that more agreements will be signed following the Vietnamese President's visit. The Kazakh business community praised Vietnam's textiles and garments sector and proposed future negotiations with delegations of Vietnamese entrepreneurs. The welcomed the goodwill that Kazakh businesses have for doing business with Vietnamese partners in order to expand their markets. The President said that bilateral trade still remains modest, reaching only 40 million USD per year. Apart from investment cooperation, Vietnam will be…... [read more]

President Truong Tan Sang and his delegation left the capital city of Astana on September 11, concluding their official state visit to Kazakhstan. Earlier, in Astana, Sang met with Kazakh Prime Minister Karam Massimov and both agreed on long-term cooperation in the oil and gas sector, especially in exploration and exploitation in Kazakhstan, Vietnam and third countries. The two sides affirmed that they should promote economic and trade relations to match the aspirations and potential of both countries. The two leaders discussed and agreed on measures to facilitate imports and exports; the early signing of a free trade agreement between Vietnam and the Kazakhstan-Russia-Belarus customs union and other agreements to create legal frameworks for future cooperation in economics and trade. After their meeting, Sang and Massimov attended the Vietnam-Kazakhstan Business Forum and the debut of the Vietnam-Kazakhstan Business Council. Also on September 11, Sang received several Kazakh businesses leaders who said they believed that more agreements will be signed following the Vietnamese President's visit. The Kazakh business community praised Vietnam's textiles and garments sector and proposed future negotiations with delegations of Vietnamese entrepreneurs. The welcomed the goodwill that Kazakh businesses have for doing business with Vietnamese partners in order to expand their markets. Sang said that bilateral trade still remains modest, reaching only 40 million USD per year. Apart from investment cooperation, Vietnam will be a reliable partner for Kazakh businesses, Sang said, adding that Vietnamese businesses will help Kazakhstan fully tap its potential. Both leaders discussed and agreed on…... [read more]




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