Vietnamese Party, Government leaders meet Singapore’s PAP chief

08:46 | 30/06/2017 Events

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted separate receptions in Hanoi on June 29, for Chairman of the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) of Singapore, Khaw Boon Wan.

General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and Chairman of the ruling PAP of Singapore, Khaw Boon Wan - Photo: VNA

Party leader Trong lauded the valuable assistance that the PAP and Singaporean government have provided for the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) in terms of personnel training.

He proposed that the two countries continue to implement their strategic partnership and collaborate closely at regional and global forums, especially the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum and the United Nations.

Khaw, also Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister of Transport, informed the host of the outcomes of his talks with Politburo member and head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission, Nguyen Van Binh, affirming that the PAP wants to develop it’s multi-faceted ties with Vietnam.

He stressed that the PAP will strive to promote the strategic partnership with Vietnam, share experience with the CPV in various areas and cooperate with Vietnam to successfully host APEC meetings and implement the ASEAN Community.

Meeting the PAP leader the same day, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc called on the two countries to fully tap the mutually supplementary strengths of the two economies via the Framework Agreement on Vietnam-Singapore Connectivity.

Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Chairman of the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) of Singapore, Khaw Boon Wan - Photo: VGP

Vietnam needs Singapore’s assistance to join global supply chains and attract investment in infrastructure and environment, he said.

Khaw said Singapore attaches importance to their ties with Vietnam, particularly in investment and the building of hi-tech zones, software parks and aviation.

Singapore will continue to partner with Vietnam at regional and global forums and support Vietnam’s hosting of the APEC Summit, he said, adding that as Chair of ASEAN in 2018, Singapore will join hands with Vietnam and other ASEAN members to build a strong, united and prosperous ASEAN Community.

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