VN, Bulgaria head to soon sign cooperative documents on education, culture, tourism
07:22 | 02/10/2019

VGP – Viet Nam and Bulgaria agreed to soon sign a number of cooperative documents such as the education cooperation agreement for the 2019-2022 period, culture cooperation program in the 2019-2021 phase and the tourism cooperation plan in the 2020-2022 period to create a synchronous legal framework to boost the two nations’ multifaceted relations in the time ahead. 

Permanent Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh meets with Bulgarian Deputy PM, FM Ekaterina Zaharieva on October 1, 2019 - Photo: VGP/Le Son

Permanent Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh met with Bulgarian Deputy PM, FM Ekaterina Zaharieva on October 1 within the framework of the Vietnamese Deputy PM’s visit to Bulgaria. 

Politics, diplomacy, economics, trade, investment, education and training are priorities in the two nations’ cooperation in the upcoming time, said Deputy PM Binh, suggesting the two sides join hands to organize activities to celebrate the 70th founding anniversary of the diplomatic ties by 2020. 

They agreed to soon organize the 24th session of the Viet Nam-Bulgaria Inter-Governmental Committee on economic, trade and scientific cooperation and trade promotion activities to seek for cooperative opportunities in advantageous areas. 

Ekaterina Zaharieva congratulated Viet Nam on her increasing status in the world, asserting that Bulgaria regards Viet Nam as a prioritized partner in Asia.

Bulgaria advocates and makes efforts to enhance the early approval of the Viet Nam-EU Investment Protection Agreement to create force for economic, trade and investment ties between Viet Nam and other nations in the EU, including Bulgaria, he said. 

The two sides reached consensus on strengthening cooperation at international forums and join hands in contributing to maintaining peace and stability in the world and the region, including the East Sea issue. 

Bulgaria advocates addressing disputes through peaceful measures, ensuring to respect international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 and backing the guaranty of freedom of aviation and navigation and boosting multi-lateral cooperation to tackle common challenges.

     By Thuy Dung 

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