Vietnam and Australia have agreed on measures to promote efficiency in their bilateral partnership, especially in prioritized areas like national defense, economy, investment, trade and agriculture.
The agreement was made on March 18 during Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung's two-day official visit to Australia.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott witness the signing of the Declaration on Enhancing the Australia - Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership__Phto: VNA
Dung and his Australian counterpart Tony Abott were unanimous in assigningtheir foreign ministries to complete and formalize a joint action program for2015-17.
They specifically vowed to create more favorable conditions for theexport of agricultural and aquatic products by enhancing cooperation in animaland plant quarantine procedures.
Both sides committed to back businesses to invest in the strengthsof the two nations, including services, agriculture, husbandry, processing,mining and education-training sectors.
The two prime ministers agreed to foster a defense-securitypartnership, highlighting the significance of maintaining peace and stabilityin maritime and aviation matters.
They concurred in reaching a prompt conclusion of theTrans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership(RCEP) negotiations, noting these agreements would help drive higher growth.
When discussing regional and international issues of mutualconcern, they pledged to work closely at regional and international forums,namely ASEAN-Australia cooperation forum, the East-Asia Summit, theAsia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum and the United Nations.
Ajoint statement issued at a press conference on March 18 declared theVietnam-Australia relationship would be raised to a new height. Fourcooperation documents were also presented, concerning unexploded ordnanceremoval, peacekeeping activities, a new working visa arrangement, and humantrafficking prevention.-