Timor Leste firms welcomed in Vietnam: PM

14:33 | 21/02/2017 Vietnam - Asean

Vietnam will create the best possible conditions for enterprises from Timor Leste to operate in the country, affirmed Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (right) receives newly appointed Timor Leste Ambassador to Vietnam Pascoela Barreto dos Santos (Photo: VNA)

The government leader made the statement when receiving newly appointed Timor Leste Ambassador to Vietnam Pascoela Barreto dos Santos in Hanoi on February 20.

He said he expects the country to speed up the groundwork for its free trade agreement with Vietnam to soon come into effect.

PM Phuc also welcomed the ambassador to begin her duty in Vietnam, saying he believes she will contribute to boosting all-round bilateral cooperation, which currently falls short of potential.

For her part, the Timor Leste diplomat stressed the traditional relations between her country and Vietnam, as well as her positive impression about the friendly people and peaceful country.

She spoke highly of Vietnamese investments in Timor Leste, particularly those made by the military-run telecommunication group Viettel.

She said she expects the Vietnamese Government will create more favourable conditions for businesses to invest in Timor Leste, especially in training and information technology.

She pledged to make all-out efforts to enhance bilateral ties.

Theo NDO/VNA