Trade important to Vietnam – Ukraine relations: PM

13:18 | 09/09/2017 Cooperation

Trade is a top priority of the Vietnam – Ukraine comprehensive partnership, stated Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc while receiving Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin in Hanoi on September 6.

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Nguyen Xuan Phuc shakes hands with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin - Photo: VGP

At the meeting, he said the sides need to incorporate cooperation for export growth into the agenda of their intergovernmental committee’s 14th session next October.

The PM also stressed the importance of increasing engagements in defence, culture, and science-technology, and carry out more delegation exchanges. Vietnam is willing to invest in Ukraine’s strong sectors, he stated, adding that the two countries should review documents and mechanisms in order to facilitate bilateral cooperation.

Phuc praised intention of the two countries’ foreign ministries to continue close collaboration at multilateral forums and thanked Ukraine for supporting Vietnam’s bid to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in the 2020-2021 tenure. Ukraine’s stability and development is very important to the Vietnamese expatriates living in the country, he added.

For his part, Pavlo Klimkin said bilateral ties are thriving across sectors, including people-to-people diplomacy. He proposed Vietnam speed up the signing of several agreements to facilitate trade and economic ties, adding that Ukraine wants to expand bilateral cooperation in technology transfer in mining, shipbuilding, and aviation.

Ukraine welcomes Vietnamese investments in telecommunications, defence, education, and science-technology, he said.

The diplomat acknowledged remarkable contribution of the Vietnamese community to Ukraine.

Theo VNA