Viet Nam-Brazil joint communique
The communique described President Luong's two-day visit to
"President Tran Duc Luong visited
"On November 17th President Lula welcomed President Tran Duc Luong in
"An Agreement on Partial Abolition of Visa Requirements was celebrated, with a view to strengthening cooperation between the two countries. The Agreement will simplify and facilitate travel by nationals of both countries who are holders of diplomatic passports.
"Both leaders considered the significance of the exchange of high level visits between the two countries as deepening bilateral relations. To this end, it is advisable that ministries, parliamentarians, agencies, local authorities, business communities and mass organisations of the two countries increase exchanges and contacts in order to further consolidate their partnership. They underscored that the visit of President Tran Duc Luong marks the fifteenth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between
"Both sides noted with satisfaction that bilateral trade between the two countries has increased in the last four years. They attached high importance to further expanding bilateral trade. In this sense, they welcomed the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Confederacao Nacional da Industria and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
"Both leaders recognised the importance of the use of renewable energy sources for the sustainability of the global environment. In this regard, they underscored the benefits of the use of bio-fuels such as ethanol. They expressed their willingness to stimulate the establishment of a framework for close cooperation in ethanol and related technologies.
"The two Presidents expressed their willingness to develop cooperation in the health sector, particularly in the field of STD/AIDS. In this regard, they noted the importance of coordinating preventive and assistance measures towards people living with HIV/AIDS, and providing them universal access to antiretroviral drugs.
"Both leaders agreed that it is of great importance to enhance the credibility of multilateral institutions, especially the United Nations and its Security Council. They expressed support for the reform process of the UN system and, in this task, valued the work of the High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change. They manifested the confidence that an effective reform of the Security Council should comprise new permanent members, including developing countries, besides non-permanent seats, to grant it more legitimacy and strength. Furthermore, they shared the view that the United Nations should face more firmly the tasks of development and the fight against hunger and poverty. A more comprehensive reform should reach not only the Security Council, but also move towards the enhancement and greater efficacy of the General Assembly, the ECOSOC and the Secretariat.
"Both Presidents announced with satisfaction the conclusion of the bilateral negotiations on concessions and commitments on market access for goods and services in the context of
"Both leaders welcomed the consolidation of the Forum for
"Both Presidents exchanged views and experiences about fighting hunger, reducing poverty and promoting development. They agreed that the international community has an important role to play in facing this issue.
"President Tran Duc Luong expressed his sincere appreciation to President Lula and his government for the warm welcome and friendly hospitality received during his visit to
"President Tran Duc Luong cordially invited President Lula to visit the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam at a time of his convenience. President Lula accepted the invitation with pleasure and a date will be agreed upon through the diplomatic channels."
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