VN always treasures relations with Malaysia: PM
11:59 | 17/05/2019

VGP - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Ha Noi on May 16 received Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc receives Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah, Ha Noi, May 16, 2019

At the reception, PM Phuc welcomed the Malaysian diplomat’s recommendations, highlighting that Viet Nam holds potential in these fields.

He said that due attention should be paid to lever cooperation in high-quality infrastructure development, high technology, logistics, and energy.

Laying stress on the effective cooperation between Malaysia’s Petronas and PetroVietnam, he said that both sides should expand work in oil and gas exploration.

Regarding the East Sea issue, PM Phuc agreed with the Malaysian FM’s viewpoint on a consensus in ASEAN on accelerating negotiations of the Code of Conduct in the waters with China.

He said all parties must respect international laws, particularly the 1982 United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea (UNCLOS 1982), and ensure security, safety, and freedom of aviation and navigation in the region.

PM Phuc suggested both foreign ministries should work to realize practical measures to augment relations and cooperation between Viet Nam and Malaysia  in the future.

Photo: VGP

In turn, Saifuddin Abdullah said that the Malaysian PM wishes to enhance cooperative ties with Viet Nam while expressing his appreciation of Viet Nam for continuing palm oil imports from Malaysia in the context that European countries are reducing orders for this product.

He suggested both nations bolster cooperation beyond traditional fields to Industry 4.0 and robotics, saying that they need new approaches in promoting collaborative ties.

By Vien Nhu

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