Vietnam wants to further trade, investment ties with Spain

08:31 | 01/10/2017 MUTRAP Corner

On September 19 in Hanoi, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held a reception for newly-accredited Spanish Ambassador to Vietnam Maria Jesus Figa Lopez-Palop.

vietnam wants to further trade investment ties with spain
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and newly-accredited Spanish Ambassador to Vietnam Maria Jesus Figa Lopez-Palop - Photo: VGP

Prime Minister Phuc said that Vietnam always cherishes their friendship and multi-faceted cooperation with Spain, an important member of the European Union (EU). The Vietnamese PM believes that the diplomat would make significant contributions to developing the bilateral relations.

Showing joyfullness when assuming duty in Vietnam, Ambassador Maria Jesus Figa Lopez-Palop promised to try her utmost to elevate the bilateral relationship to a new height.

The ambassador gave her recommendations to promote Spanish cooperation projects in Vietnam, to help the European country gain an appropriate position in Vietnam’s business map, adding that her priority is to push economic and trade ties between the two nations.

For his part, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed that as strategic partners Vietnam wants to foster the comprehensive relations with Spain, particularly in the fields of economics, trade and investment, and the Vietnamese Government will create favourable conditions for Spanish enterprises to invest in the country.

The PM expected that the two sides will increase the exchange of delegations across all levels and asked the ambassador to convey his invitation to Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy to visit Vietnam at convenient time.

He suggested that the two nations build an action program soon in order to create a framework for bilateral cooperation in the coming years, especially in the fields of renewable energy, infrastructure construction, tourism and high-tech agriculture.

The government leader went on to say that the two countries should continue deploying activities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations and closely coordinate at international forums, especially the UN, ASEM and ASEAN-EU.

The Vietnamese Government and relevant ministries will create all favourable conditions for the ambassador to fulfil her assigned missions, he added.

Thang Long