PM Phuc, Swedish counterpart hold phone talks over COVID-19
17:13 | 15/04/2020
VGP – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Swedish counterpart Stefan Löfven discussed on COVID-19 fight and bilateral cooperation during their phone talks on Tuesday afternoon.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven attend the Viet Nam-Sweden Business Forum in Stockholm on May 27, 2019. Photo: VGP

Phuc briefed about the measures taken by the Government to contain the COVID-19 outbreaks, including those to ensure safety for Vietnamese and foreign nationals.

He asked the Swedish side to provide medical care and create favorable conditions for Vietnamese nationals living and working in the European country during the epidemic time.

The Government chief expressed his willingness to share information and experience of Viet Nam in fighting COVID-19 with Sweden and foster cooperation with other nations and international organizations in handling the pandemic.

The Swedish PM spoke highly of the remarkable outcomes of Viet Nam’s COVID-19 fight, expressing his gratitude to the Southeast Asian country’s medical support and treatment for Swedish citizens infected with the virus.

Löfven suggested the two nations exchange experience and strengthen collaboration at both bilateral and multi-lateral levels and promote their roles in forging international cooperation in this fight, especially when Viet Nam is the current ASEAN Chair and the non-permanent member of the UN Security Council during 2020-2021 tenure.

Regarding bilateral ties, PM Phuc affirmed Sweden is an important and trusted partner of Viet Nam in the EU.

He expressed thanks to the Swedish Government’s valuable assistance for Viet Nam, including its official development assistance to help spur socio-economic development.

The two leaders agreed to further promote the role of the current cooperative mechanisms and intensify close coordination at international and regional forums.

PM Phuc took the occasion to invite the Swedish counterpart to pay an official visit to Viet Nam in the upcoming time and extended his greetings to King Carl XVI Gustav, Crown Princess Victoria and Swedish Royal family.

By Thuy Dung


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