PM holds bilateral meetings on ASEAN-India summit sidelines

10:26 | 26/01/2018 Events

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had bilateral meetings with leaders of Singapore, Thailand and Myanmar on the sidelines of the ASEAN – India Commemorative Summit in New Delhi, India, on January 25.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong - Photo: VGP

At his meeting with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the two sides reached agreement on the organisation of activities to celebrate the 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties in 2018.

They reached a consensus on considering the opening of air routes linking Singapore with Vietnam’s Da Lat and Nha Trang cities as well as the increase of frequency of existing flights, and pushing up negotiations on a labour agreement.

PM Phuc told his counterpart that he will attend the 32nd ASEAN Summit to be held in Singapore.

At a meeting with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha, PM Phuc called on the two sides to step up the launching of their joint committee on bilateral cooperation’s third meeting and the joint Cabinet retreat this year.

He repeated the invitation to Prayut Chan-ocha to attend the sixth Summit of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) and the GMS Business Forum, scheduled in March in Hanoi in order to share his views on the region’s development.

Meeting Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, PM Phuc expressed his hope to soon welcome her in Vietnam and co-chair the ninth meeting of the joint committee on bilateral cooperation.

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi stated that she will convey the Vietnamese Government leader’s invitation to the sixth Summit of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) and the GMS Business Forum to Myanmar leaders.

Theo NDO