16:21 | 14/03/2018 Events
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his spouse left New Zealand on the afternoon of March 14 (local time) to begin an official visit to Australia at the invitation of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
|Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his spouse in Australia|
During his visit to New Zealand from March 12-14, the Vietnamese PM held talks with PM Jacinda Ardern and witnessed the signing of cooperation documents. He also met with Speaker of the House of Representatives Trevor Mallard and held a phone conversation with Governor-General of New Zealand Dame Patsy Reddy.
In addition, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with Mayor of Auckland Phil Goff, attended the Vietnam-New Zealand Business Forum, and received several enterprises of New Zealand.
He also visited the Plant and Food Research of New Zealand and met with students of the University of Waikato, the Auckland University of Technology, and members of the Vietnamese community in New Zealand.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will visit Australia from March 14-18, during his stay he will attend the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit.
As part of the PM's visit to Australia, the two countries plan to establish the Vietnam-Australia Strategic Partnership on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the diplomatic ties.