PM meets with Indonesian President, Australian PM
14:17 | 22/11/2015
VGP – Indonesian President Joko Widodo affirmed his country’s consistent policy of fostering friendship and cooperation with Viet Nam while meeting with PM Nguyen Tan Dung on the sidelines of the 27th ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 22.

PM Nguyen Tan Dung and Indonesian President Widodo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 22, 2015. Photo: VGP

At the meeting, PM Dung and Indonesian President Widodo discussed measures to further strengthen the bilateral cooperation and dialogues on a wide range of areas like politics, diplomacy, trade, investment, defense and security, and maritime domain.

PM Dung asked the Government of Indonesia to cases related to Vietnamese fishermen and fishing boats based on humane spirit.

The two leaders especially emphasized the importance of maintaining peace and stability in the East Sea, respecting the principles of international law, fully and effectively implementing the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea and accelerating the conclusion of a Code of Conduct for the East Sea.

PM Dung took the occasion to invite President Widodo to visit Viet Nam soon. The Indonesian President accepted the invitation.

Earlier on November 21, PM Dung also met with Australian PM Malcom Turnbull to discuss ways to beef up cooperation in politics, economy, trade, investment, tourism, education and training between the two countries.

Congratulating Mr. Malcom Turnbull on his election as PM of Australia, PM Dung urged Australia to create favorable conditions for Vietnamese farm produce to penetrate the Australian market.

The two PMs agreed to continue fostering close coordination in implementing the initiative Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance.

Both sides shared their concerns over the recent complicated happenings in the East Sea which threaten peace, stability, security, and freedom of navigation and aviation.

They also stressed on the importance of serious compliance with international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea while avoiding the use or threat to use force as well as militarization in the East Sea./.

By Hai Minh

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