PM hosts outgoing Slovak ambassador
08:49 | 12/09/2017

VGP – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Ha Noi on September 11 received outgoing Slovak Ambassador to Viet Nam Igor Pacolak.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc receives outgoing Slovak Ambassador to Viet Nam Igor Pacolak, Ha Noi, September 11, 2017

At the reception, Ambassador Pacolak expressed his delight at the 30-fold increase of bilateral trade since Slovak reopened its embassy in Viet Nam in 2008.

The diplomat took the occasion to thank the Vietnamese Government and Prime Minister for facilitating Slovak enterprises to do business and him to complete his mission in Vietnam.-

In turn, PM Phuc praised contributions of the diplomat to the two countries’ traditional friendship and asked him to continue the work in future positions.

Mr. Phuc stressed bilateral trade still falls short of potential, expecting it to double in the near future.

He told his guest about Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue’s upcoming visit to Slovakia from September 19 to 22, adding that the visit aims at securing agreement on measures to stimulate cooperation across sectors, particularly trade and investment.

Urging both sides to increase exchanges of senior officials and business delegations, Phuc affirmed that Viet Nam will continue improving the local business climate and creating the best conditions possible for Slovak investors.

He asked the Slovak side to further support Viet Nam – EU comprehensive cooperation and partnership and sign a free trade agreement with Viet Nam soon.

Viet Nam is willing to help Slovakia bolster affiliations with ASEAN and the bloc’s members, he added.
                                                                                                                    By Vien Nhu
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