Viet Nam, Australia urged to make use of trade pact
He urged both sides to complete targets for the Viet Nam- Australia Action Plan 2010- 2013 as well as prepare contents for the coming period.
While highly appreciating Australia ’s ODA to Viet Nam , the President called on the country to continue its support of Viet Nam ’s standpoints and viewpoints and help it in its confirmation as a reliable and responsible international partner.
The Australia Minister thanked Viet Nam for its support at regional and international forums, additionally praising the two countries’ cooperation in public-private partnership (PPP), infrastructure construction, coping with climate change, education and training.
Carr asked Viet Nam for further cooperation at ASEAN, ASEM, APEC, and United Nations events while strengthening diplomacy.
He invited the Vietnamese president to visit Australia in celebration of the 40 th year of establishing diplomatic ties next year.
The same day, Carr met with Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh to discuss regional and international issues of mutual concern.
They agreed to boost exchanges and mutual support both regionally and internationally as well as cooperation in coping with natural disasters and climate change.
The two FMs affirmed to closely collaborate in specific cooperation fields within the framework of the Australia-Viet Nam Action Programme in the 2010-2013 period.
FM Bob Carr reiterated that Australia considers Viet Nam as one of its key partners in the Asia-Pacific and its government will continue giving priority to Viet Nam in official development assistance.
For his part, FM Minh proposed an early signing of an agreement on working holiday programme soon.
On the day, the visiting Australian FM visited KOTO restaurant run by KOTO organisation, the non-profitable vocational training centre, which has to date trained restaurant and hotel services for more than 300 young people facing extreme difficulties.
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