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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

State President meets Singaporean counterpart in UK

Updated: 15:51’ - 06/05/2023
State President Vo Van Thuong said he highly appreciates the establishment of the digital and green economic partnership between Vietnam and Singapore, which aims to bring the cooperative relationship to a new and sustainable stage.

President Vo Van Thuong (R) meets his Singaporean counterpart Halimah Yacob in London__Photo: VNA

He was speaking on May 5 at a meeting with Singaporean President Halimah Yacob in London on his trip to attend the coronation of King Charles III at the invitation of the Royal Family of the UK.
Thuong expressed his pleasure at the recent developments in the Vietnam-Singapore relations in all fields.
He said this year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations and the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Vietnam-Singapore strategic partnership, so both countries needed to continue to take effective measures to elevate the relationship to new heights.
The two sides need to maintain exchanges at all levels, especially at high levels, and strengthen cooperation in investment, trade, education and training, tourism, and people-to-people exchanges.
He expressed his hope that both countries will continue to enhance their exchanges and closely coordinate in international and multilateral forums, particularly at the United Nations and ASEAN.
The Singaporean President expressed her desire for the two countries to cooperate even more closely through successful platforms such as the Vietnam - Singapore industrial parks and in new areas of cooperation such as renewable energy, digital transformation, and carbon credit markets.
She agreed with Thuong's proposal to strengthen cooperation in training personnel as well as in innovative fields.
President Vo Van Thuong (R) have a talk with his Singaporean counterpart Halimah Yacob in London __Photo: VNA

The two leaders exchanged views and agreed on the importance of promoting the strategic partnership between the two countries, with a focus on enhancing political trust and expanding cooperation in the areas of economy, trade, security, cultural exchange, education, and people-to-people exchange.
Both sides emphasized the importance of building a united, self-reliant ASEAN community which plays a central role in the shaping of the regional structure, maintaining a peaceful and stable environment, resolving disputes peacefully, and fully implementing the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) and concluding effective and substantive negotiations on the Code of Conduct (COC) that are in line with international law.- (VNA/VLLF)

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