New impetus for VN-Haiti relations
23:44 | 28/03/2014
 VGP – PM Nguyen Tan Dung congratulated on the achievements that Haiti has scored in socio-political stabilization, economic integration, and overcoming the consequences of the earthquake which occurred in January 2010.

PM nguyen Tan Dung, President Michel Joseph Martelly (middle) and PM Laurent Salvador Lamothe - Photo: VGP

During the meeting with President Michel Martelly  on Friday, PM Dung also spoke highly of the outcomes of the “Five E” Plan ((employment, état de droit (rule of law), education, environment and energy) initiated by President Michel Martelly since 2011.

PM Dung said that Vietnamese people would never forget the valuable support of Haiti for the Southeast Asian country’s past struggle for national independence and freedom.

The meeting between PM Nguyen Tan Dung and Haitian President Michel Martelly - Photo: VGP

Both the host and the guest believed that the friendship between the two countries would continue to be the firm foundation for the advancement of the bilateral cooperation.

The two leaders noted that the bilateral relations have been developing positively, especially since Haitian PM Laurent Salvador Lamothe’s official visit to Viet Nam in December 2012.

The Government of Haiti opened Embassy in Ha Noi last year, making it the first Haiti's representative agency in Southeast Asia and signed a framework agreement on trade and investment with Viet Nam.

Both countries agreed to foster economic and culture along with consolidating political relations.

The leaders stressed the need to enhance consultation and coordination at multilateral forums in the current context of the dynamically changing and complicated world.

PM Dung took the occasion to convey State President Truong Tan Sang’s invitation to President Michel Martelly to pay an official visit to Viet Nam.

The talks between PM Nguyen Tan Dung and PM Laurent Salvador Lamothe - Photo: VGP

Right after the meeting with President Michel Martelly, PM Dung hold talks with his Haitian counterpart Laurent Salvador Lamothe.

PM Laurent Salvador Lamothe emphasized the importance of PM Dung’s visit which would help create a new impetus for the development of the friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

The two PMs agreed to enhance the exchange of delegation at all levels, work towards the establishment of  a joint committee for trade and investment, and expand cooperation in telecommunication, agriculture, food security, construction, and trade.

The two PMs sign the Joint Statement on the occasion of PM Nguyen Tan Dung's visit to Haiti - Photo: VGP

Both sides pledged to encourage and create favorable conditions for their business communities for mutual benenits.

The two countries will launch negotiations on a framework cooperation agreement, an agreement on investment encouragement and protection, and visa exemption agreement for diplomatic and official passport holders.

The two PMs also exchanged views on some regional and international issues of common concern and voiced their support for each other at international organizations and multilateral forums for peace, stability and development in the world.

After the talks, the two PMs signed a Joint Statement on the occasion of PM Dung’s visit to Haiti and witnessed the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding on energy cooperation.

By Hai Minh

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