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Nation enhances ties with Czech Republic, Slovakia

Updated: 09:29’ - 25/10/2006

Multifaceted cooperation between Vietnam and the Czech Republic will widen in coming years with the efforts of both countries, Vietnamese State President Nguyen Minh Triet agreed with his Czech counterpart Vaclav Klaus on September 29.

The two presidents discussed ways to boost cooperation, particularly in trade, investment, and education and training. They exchanged orientations and measures to consolidate and enhance the bilateral traditional friendship and cooperation.

Vietnam always attaches importance to consolidating and deve-loping multifaceted cooperation with countries of traditional relations, including the Czech Republic, Mr. Triet affirmed.

After their talks, the two leaders witnessed the signing of bilateral economic cooperation documents, including a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation between the Vietnamese Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs; a contract to finance the Phu Son cement plant project in Ninh Binh province and a MoU on investment to support seven projects in the energy, construction materials production and food processing sectors; a MoU on financial support for Tra Vinh coal-fuelled power plant in Soc Trang province; a MoU on transferring technologies to produce beer and drinks; and a MoU on investment cooperation to build a trade center and high-grade apartment block in Bruno and a commercial center in Prague in the Czech Republic.

Vietnam has always attached importance to strengthening and developing comprehensive cooperation with Slovakia on the basis of independence, sovereignty and mutual benefits, Mr. Triet told visiting Slovak President Ivan Gasparovic on October 16.

Mr. Triet informed his counterpart of plans to follow policies with Slovakia that consistently maintain independence and multilateralization in order to actively integrate into the world for peace, cooperation and development.

The Slovak President’s visit serves as an important landmark in further promoting bilateral economic and trade cooperation in the new stage of development, Mr. Triet said.

The two presidents discussed economic measures to strengthen relations and signed an agreement to create a legal framework for economic cooperation.

They also witnessed the signing of an agreement on visa exemption for diplomatic passport holders of the two countries.-


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