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Viet Nam, New Zealand discuss measures to boost ties

(VGP – 16/04/2012) - Deputy PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and New Zealander Deputy PM, Minister of Finance Simon William English on Monday discussed ways to finalize the Viet Nam-New Zealand Plan of Action for the 2010-2013 period.
 

 Deputy PM Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and New Zealander Deputy PM, Minister of Finance Simon William English – Photo: VGP

Both sides applauded the positive developments of the comprehensive partnership between the two countries.
 
They agreed to boost high-ranking visits and people-to-people exchanges through education and tourism.

New Zealand highly valued Viet Nam’s investment potentials and pledged to create favorable conditions for Vietnamese goods, particularly fruits and seafood to penetrate the Oceanic country.

The two sides affirmed to strengthen cooperation and coordination at regional and international forums.

Viet Nam and New Zealand also agreed on the importance of guaranteeing peace, security, safety and maritime freedom in the East Sea.

Mr. Simon William English took the occasion to thank for Vietnamese Government and people’s assistance to overcome the consequences caused by the earthquake in Christ Church city.

 Deputy PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Minister of Education Hekia Parata witness the signing ceremony of an agreement on education cooperation between Viet Nam and New Zealand – Photo: VGP

On the same day, Deputy PM Phuc met with New Zealander Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray Mc Cully, Minister of Education Hekia Parata, Minister of Justice Judith Collins and Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson.
 
On the occasion, the two countries signed an agreement on education cooperation.

Earlier on April 15, Deputy PM Phuc met with representatives of New Zealand’s business giants in Auckland.

He said the Vietnamese Government pledges to create favorable conditions for New Zealander businesses to invest in Viet Nam.