PM receives EU delegation head, Korean Ambassador
07:42 | 23/11/2019
VGP - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc reiterated the European Union (EU) is Viet Nam’s important partner at his reception for newly-accredited Head of the EU delegation to Viet Nam, Ambassador Pier Giorgio Aliberti in Ha Noi on November 22.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) welcomes Head of EU delegation to Viet Nam, Ambassador Pier Giorgio Aliberti at the Government Office, Ha Noi, November 22, 2019. Photo: VGP

The Government chief spoke highly of the EU’s East Sea stance of supporting safety, security and freedom of navigation and aviation and abiding by international law in the East Sea.

As Viet Nam will assume the double role of the ASEAN Chair and non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council next year, Phuc expressed his hope that the Viet Nam-EU cooperation will continue growth trajectory.

Phuc said he wishes the diplomat will have a successful working tenure in Viet Nam and become a good friend of Viet Nam, contributing to raise the two-way trade to at least US$50 billion.

Ambassador Aliberti said the Viet Nam-EU has entered the best stage and this is a challenge for him to further elevate the bilateral ties, especially in implementing the trade and investment deals signed last June.

The diplomat affirmed the EU backs Viet Nam’s stance on the East Sea issue on the basis of respect for international law.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) welcomes the Republic of Korea's newly-accredited Ambassador to Viet Nam Park Noh-wan at the Government Office, Ha Noi, November 22, 2019. Photo: VGP

The same day, PM Phuc also welcomed the Republic of Korea’s newly-accredited Ambassador to Viet Nam Park Noh-wan ahead of his tour to the Northeast Asian country from November 24-28.

Phuc expressed his hope that the diplomat will play a role in further fostering the Viet Nam-RoK relationship which has already been in a very fine stage.

He voiced support for the RoK’ New Southern Policy, pledging to create favorable conditions for enhancing bilateral cooperation in a range of areas like trade, investment, tourism, culture, and labor.

Ambassador Park said the RoK regards Viet Nam one of its important partners, expressing his belief that the two-way trade will reach US$100 billion by 2020./.

By Thuy Dung

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