Prime Minister Nguyen Tan
Dung and his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borissov, during the former’s two-day
visit to Bulgaria
from June 5, agreed to boost bilateral cooperation in all fields toward
establishing a strategic partnership.
They said priority would
be given to promoting a new model of economic cooperation, and trade and
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borissov witness the signing of a cooperation scheme between the two justice ministries__Photo: Duc Tam/VNA
Both leaders expressed determination
to boost trade exchange and facilitate partnership between business communities
in their countries, especially in transport infrastructure, irrigation system, garment
materials, electricity and renewable energies, chemicals and pharmaceuticals,
information technology and biotechnology, and post-harvest processing.
They also agreed to
strengthen ties in education and training, national defense and security,
science and technology, culture, tourism and transport.
Dung thanked Bulgaria for adding Vietnam to the list of partners in
its 2015 development cooperation agenda and called for greater joint efforts in
environmental protection, waste treatment, water resource management and relic restoration.
He said Vietnam would provide all possible
support for Bulgarian businesses to invest in urban planning, application of
biotechnology in agriculture and healthcare, information technology and
communications, effective use of energy, environmental protection, food
processing and tourism.
For his part, Borissov
said Bulgaria backed the
strengthening of relationship between Vietnam and the EU, and would push
for EU’s early ratification of the Vietnam-EU Framework Agreement on
Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation, and the signing of a Vietnam-EU Free
Following their talks, the two Prime
Ministers issued a Vietnam-Bulgaria joint communiqué and witnessed the signing
of a cooperation agreement on crime control between the two governments, a
2016-17 cooperation scheme between the two justice ministries, and memoranda of
understanding on establishing friendly and cooperative ties between Ho Chi Minh
City and Sofia city, and between Can Tho city and Rousse city.-