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State President Truong Tan Sang meets former Singaporean Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong

(VNA - 27/09/2011) - State President Truong Tan Sang met former Singaporean Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong on September 27 during his official State visit to the country.

Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong receives State President Truong Tan Sang (Source: VNA)
President Sang and former PM Goh Chok Tong expressed their delight at fine developments in the friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries during past years.

They agreed that Viet Nam and Singapore see great potential for cooperation in various fields, including politics, economics, security and defence, culture, education and tourism.

The two sides also agreed to further boost bilateral ties to a new level of development, not only for the interests of the two countries but also for peace, stability and development in the region.

They said they are pleased with the effective implementation of the Framework Agreement on Viet Nam-Singapore Connectivity in six areas, as well as the success of Viet Nam-Singapore Industrial Parks (VSIP) in Viet Nam .

The former Singaporean PM attributed the success of VSIP to the sound policy of Viet Nam in consolidating and building confidence among investors. He stressed that the Viet Nam-Singapore economies connectivity will help balance the two countries’ interests during the cooperation process.

On the same day, the Vietnamese State President met with leaders of leading Singaporean groups, including Sembcorp General Director Low Sin Leng, CapitaLand President and CEO Liew Mun Leong, Keppel Chairman Lee Boon Yang, Singapore Technologies Telemedia (STT) President and CEO Lee Theng Kiat, OCBC Bank CEO David Conner and UOB Bank CEO Wee Ee Cheong.

During the meetings, President Sang affirmed that Viet Nam will create favourable conditions for foreign investors, including those from Singapore , to do business in Viet Nam .

The Singaporean businesspeople expressed their belief in Viet Nam ’s investment environment and pledged to continue boosting investment and long-term business in the country.

On the same day, President Sang visited a PetroVietnam oil rig which is being constructed in Singapore and the Vietnamese Embassy. He urged embassy staff to try their best to contribute to consolidating and furthering the friendship and cooperation between Viet Nam and Singapore .

President Sang also attended the Viet Nam-Singapore Business Forum, which aimed to boost cooperative opportunities between the two countries’ businesses./.
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