DPM meets Greek President, Parliament President
10:08 | 03/07/2018

VGP - Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos expected that the official visit of Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh will promote the two nations’ relationship, asserting to strengthen the multi-faceted relations with Viet Nam in all fields. 

Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh meets Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos , Greece, July 2, 2018 - Photo: BNG

The Greek President made that statement at his meeting with Deputy PM, FM Minh on the occasion of the Vietnamese leader’s official visit to Greece from July 1-2. 

Mr. Minh thanked the Greek State, Government and people for supporting the Vietnamese people during its national establishment and development. 

He hoped to boost the two sides’ relations through high-ranking delegation exchanges, paving the way for further cooperation in economics, trade, culture and tourism. 

On this occasion, the official conveyed President Tran Dai Quang’s invitation to President Prokopis Pavlopoulos to pay an official visit to Vietnam. The Greek President accepted the invitation with pleasure. 

Referring the regional and global issues, both sides affirmed their support for the enforcement of international law, and agreed to join hands for peace and stability in the region and the wider world.

Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh meets with Greek Parliament President Nikos Voutsis, Greece, July 2, 2018 - Photo: BNG

The same day, Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh held working sessions with Greek Parliament President Nikos Voutsis and Greek Vice-President of Parliament, President of the Greece- Viet Nam Friendship Parliamentary Group Georgios Varemenos. 

The two sides highly valued the cooperation between the two nations’ parliaments, which has made contributions to the two countries’ friendship relations. 

Mr. Minh supposed that the bilateral economic and trade cooperation does not match the two sides’ political relations and potentials, supposing the Greek parliament soon approved the EU-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), contributing to developing the economic and trade relations between Viet Nam and the EU in general and between Viet Nam and Greece in particular.    

Mr. Nikos Voutis asserted to attach importance to the relationship with Viet Nam, advocating the EVFTA. He said he will join hand with the Greek Government to promote the multi-faceted relations with Viet Nam at bilateral and multi-lateral aspects. 

Mr. Minh respectively conveyed Vietnamese National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan’s invitation to Mr. Nikos Voutis to pay an official visit to Viet Nam and the Greek leader gladly accepted. 

By Thuy Dung

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