President Triet meets with Austrian, Latvian leaders
Beijing (VNA) – Noting the fine development of Vietnam-Australia relations over the recent past, President Triet expressed his hope that the Australian Government under the leadership of the Labour Party and PM Rudd would further promote their country’s multifaceted relations with Vietnam.
Vietnam hoped that Australia would continue providing official development assistance (ODA) for Vietnam and consider a project to help Vietnam build a bridge in southern Dong Thap province, President Triet said.
He also suggested the Australian government to continue with the training of a high-quality workforce for Vietnam’s national industrialisation and modernisation.
The Australian PM affirmed that his country always considers Vietnam an important partner in Asian and is ready to continue providing ODA for Vietnam, focusing on remote areas.
Besides, Australia will boost investment cooperation and trade with Vietnam, he added.
The Australian PM agreed with President Triet about the need to provide the Vietnamese community in Australia with more information of their home country to increase their awareness about Vietnam’s current situation.
The two leaders also affirmed need to increase cooperation in the fight against drug trafficking.
Meeting with his Latvian counterpart, President Triet affirmed Vietnam’s wish to strengthen cooperation with Latvia , one of its traditional partners.
He suggested Latvia to support Vietnam’s cooperation with the European Union, particularly the EU’s removal of trade barriers to Vietnam’s exports to the market.
President Valdis Zatlaers wanted Vietnamese businesses to invest in his country, which he said is a gate for Vietnamese goods to enter the Russian and European markets.
He said a delegation of Latvia’s Charmer of Commerce and Industry will visit Vietnam late this year to explore opportunities for cooperation, adding that it would pave the way for Vietnamese leaders to visit Latvia to boost economic cooperation between the two countries.
President Triet agreed with President Zatlaers’ suggestion for Vietnam’s facilitation of entry visa granting to Latvian tourists and said he supported Latvia to open soon its embassy in Hanoi.
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