Viet Nam, Czech issue joint declaration
Prime Ministers of Viet Nam and the Czech Republic on September 12 signed a joint declaration between the two governments during Vietnamese PM Nguyen Tan Dzung’s official visit to the Czech Republic from September 12-13 at the invitation of Czech PM Mirek Topolanek.
The declaration wrote: “The two leaders exchanged views on the orientation for development of bilateral relations in the future and international issues of mutual concerns.
“The two sides agreed to continue to develop the comprehensive relations between Viet Nam and the Czech Republic on the basis of signed agreements between the two countries.
“The Vietnamese delegation met with Czech President Vaclav Klaus, Chamber of Deputies Chairman Miloslav Vlcek, First Vice President of the Senate Petr Pithart to discuss issues of mutual concerns.
“1. The two sides agreed that enhancing mutual trust and cooperation in every field was to serve the benefit of the society of the two countries and contribute to building a harmonious international environment.
“The two sides affirmed their wish to make regular high-level visits, meetings and bilateral exchanges to develop sustainable relations between the two countries.
“The two sides expressed their interests in expanding investment, and boosting bilateral trade and economic cooperation. They decided to provide support and create favourable conditions for their businesses in cooperating for mutual benefits in accordance with WTO regulations.
“The two sides welcomed the readiness to boost the traditional bilateral cooperation as well as cooperation at local level and between non-governmental organisations, especially in the fields of environmental protection, science, culture, education, sports, health care and tourism.
“The two sides agreed to accelerate the re-negotiation of the Agreement on investment encouragement and protection between the two governments.
“The two sides signed an agreement between the two governments on receiving back their citizens and a protocol on implementation of the signed agreement on receiving back citizens.
“2. The two countries stressed the importance of cooperation within the framework of the EU-Viet Nam, EU-ASEAN and ASEM forums. The two sides supported the approval of the EU-ASEAN Action Plan at the up-coming meeting of the EU-ASEAN Summit to be held in Singapore in November.
“3. The two sides affirmed the important role of the UN in international relations and agreed that the reform of the UN was necessary. The two sides agreed to continue cooperating within the UN and other international organisations to contribute to the world’s stability and security.
“The two sides held that terrorism was a common enemy of the international community and a serious threat to the whole of civilisation. They strongly condemned terrorism in every form and voiced their support of efforts to prevent and eliminate terrorism on the basis of the UN Chatter and recognised regulations of international laws.
“The two sides committed to preventing global warming and fighting the proliferation of mass destruction weapons, organised criminals, strengthening the law-governed state, protecting human rights and affirming the importance of the dialogues regarding issue.
“Vietnamese PM Nguyen Tan Dzung thanked Czech PM Mirek Topolanek for his hospitality and invited him to visit Viet Nam. PM Mirek Topolanek accepted the invitation.”-(VNA)
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