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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Vietnam, Bulgaria to prioritize new model of economic cooperation

Updated: 12:01’ - 08/06/2015

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 investment links.

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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 Trade Agreement.

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.-

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