PM meets Russian PM, Philippine President
09:29 | 15/11/2017

VGP – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc held bilateral meetings with Russian PM Medvedev and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on the sidelines of the 31st ASEAN Summit and related summits in Manila, the Philippines on November 14.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) meets Russian counterpart Medvedev, Manila, the Philippines, November 14, 2017 - Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu

At the meeting with the Russian counterpart, PM Phuc highly appraised the sharp increase of 26% and 23.5% in trade turnovers between Viet Nam and Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union in the first nine months of the year. 

He expressed his thanks to the Russian Government and people for their support for victims of typhoon Damrey. 

The two PMs consented to accelerate measures to uphold the two nations ’potentials, expand trade and investment, especially agricultural cooperation. 

The Vietnamese leader suggested Russian side soon license the Vietnamese businesses' export of aquatic products to Russia.   

Russian PM Medvedev affirmed that Russia will increase imports of Viet Nam’s aquatic products which meet regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union. 

The two leaders agreed to enhance bilateral payments in local currencies to facilitate trade. 

PM Phuc proposed Russia create favorable conditions for reception of Vietnamese workers to Russia. 

Both sides were unanimous in strengthening cooperation in such areas as energy, defense-security, communications, using outer space for peaceful purposes, organization of cultural exchange activities and tourism. 

The Russian PM invited Vietnamese enterprises to participate in the Ekaterinburg international exhibition 2018.

PM Medvedev took the occasion to invite the Vietnamese PM to pay an official visit to Russia and PM Phuc gladly accepted. 

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) meets Philippine President Duterte, Manila, the Philippines, November 14, 2017 - Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu

During the meeting between Philippine President Duterte and PM Phuc, the two leaders exchanged ways to soon launch cooperative agreements reached in the talks between the Philippine President and Vietnamese leaders on the occasion of the APEC High Level Week 2017. 

They consented to maintain regular visits and high-ranking exchanges and bilateral cooperative mechanisms, enhance trade exchanges and join hands in such areas as drug and crime prevention and maritime cooperation. 

The Vietnamese leader suggested the two sides actively realize current agreements, including a rice trading agreement. 

The Vietnamese PM proposed the Philippine President direct the Philippine functional agencies ensure safety for Vietnamese fishermen and address issues related to Vietnamese fishermen.    

By Thuy Dung 

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