FM meets with foreign counterparts on AMM 45 sidelines
At the talks between Minh and his Canadian counterpart, John Baird, the two sides expressed pleasure at positive developments of bilateral ties in various fields, especially economics-trade, education, labour, agriculture, and mutual coordination at regional and international forums.
Minh said that Viet Nam and Canada should increase visits by high-ranking officials, adding that the two countries see a great potential for expanding cooperation in the future, particularly in trade and investment.
He also suggested the two sides conduct practical activities to strengthen the relationship on the occasion of the 40 th anniversary of their diplomatic ties in 2013.
The Canadian FM spoke highly of Viet Nam’s development prospects, affirming that Canada prioritises its relations with the country.
John Baird agreed with his Vietnamese counterpart on measures to strengthen relations between the two Governments and business communities.
He expressed wish that the two countries will sign the Framework Investment Protection Agreement (FIPA) as soon as possible.
Emphasising potential for educational cooperation between the two countries, John Baird said that Canada will create more favourable conditions for Vietnamese students who are studying in the country.
Meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart, Pakistan FM Hina Rabbani Khar highly valued Viet Nam’s renewal achievements as well as its active role in ASEAN.
Affirming Pakistan’s priority to developing ties with Viet Nam in its regional policy, he expressed wish to increase high-ranking visits between the two countries.
The top Pakistani diplomat said that the two sides need to seek measures to further cooperation, especially in agriculture, garment, oil and gas, and pharmaceuticals as well as consider a possibility for the signing of a bilateral free trade agreement.
Sharing views with Hina Rabbani Khar, Minh said that the two countries see a great potential for boosting economic-trade relations. He appreciated coordination between the two sides at multilateral forums over the past time.
Meanwhile, FM Minh and his DPRK counterpart, Pak Ui Chun, discussed measures to continue developing the traditional friendship and cooperation between the two countries for the interests of their peoples as well as for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region./.
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