Prime Minister meets with Brunei, Malaysia leaders

11:00 | 16/11/2018 Events

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had separate meetings with Sultan of Brunei Hagi Hassanal Bolkiah and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in Singapore on November 15.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (left) and Sultan of Brunei Hagi Hassanal Bolkiah - Photo: VGP

The meetings took place during PM Phuc’s trip to attend the 33rd ASEAN Summit and related summits.

Meeting with the Brunei Sultan, the Vietnamese Government leader proposed the two countries maintain and increase the exchange of high-ranking delegations as well as promote the efficiency of the Inter-Government Committee mechanism. He said he wishes that Brunei will continue facilitating Vietnamese goods’ access to the local market and boost labour cooperation, especially at Vietnam’s investment projects in Brunei.

Sultan Hagi Hassanal Bolkiah spoke highly of the positive progress of the Vietnam-Brunei relationship and Vietnam’s cooperation in agriculture, fishery and ensuring food security and defence, as well as bilateral coordination at international forums.

Meanwhile, at the meeting with his Malaysian counterpart, PM Phuc suggested the two countries work to raise their two-way trade to US$15 billion by 2020 and Malaysia support Vietnamese businesses in supplying Halal food and increase energy and marine collaboration.

For his part, the Malaysian PM agreed to increase the exchange of high-ranking delegations in the time ahead. He expressed his impression on the land and people of Vietnam, hoping that the two sides will cooperate in fostering the production of key commodities. He noted that his country is ready to share experience and processes in producing Halal food.