Active development of friendly and cooperative relations between Vietnam and Portugal
Continuing her mission in Portugal, on October 29 in Lisbon, Vice President of the Republic, Vu Thi Anh Xuan, together with Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Edet Fatima, met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, and chaired the Vietnam-Portugal Business Forum.
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|Vietnamese Vice President Vu Thi Anh Xuan and Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva on October 29 in Lisbon
|Photo: Phuong Hua/VNA/CVN
During their meeting, Vietnamese Vice President Vu Thi Anh Xuan and Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva stressed that the two countries should strengthen exchanges at all levels, especially at senior levels, to create momentum in bilateral relations.
The two sides agreed to take the necessary measures to further enhance bilateral cooperation in the coming times. They stressed the need to study guidelines to enhance cooperation in all fields, especially in the fields of economy, trade and investment. They agreed to jointly strive to increase trade volume from $471 million in 2020 to $1 billion in the coming years.
The Vietnamese leader called on Portuguese companies to strengthen trade cooperation and investments in Vietnam, saying that Vietnam is ready to be a bridge between Portuguese companies and the markets of Southeast Asia and Asia peacefully.
She expressed her hope to see Portugal support Vietnam in developing trade and investments with the European Union, ratify soon the investment protection agreement between Vietnam and the European Union, and urge the European Commission to withdraw the “yellow card” in favor of Vietnamese aquatic products. .
Vietnam, a priority partner
From Portugal and the European Union
Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva evaluated Vietnam as a priority partner for Portugal as well as for the European Union, stressing that the two countries still have broad scope for cooperation, especially in the field of trade and investment. He stressed that the Portuguese side will work to create appropriate conditions for the agencies and companies of both sides to establish partnership and expand markets…
He announced that Portugal had decided to provide 160,000 doses of Pfizer vaccines through the COVAX mechanism to Vietnam.
|Vice President Vu Thi Anh Xuan (left) and Deputy Speaker of Parliament Edit Fatimah.
During his meeting with Deputy Speaker of Parliament Edet Fatimah, Vice President Vu Thi Anh Xuan said that the two countries can effectively support each other in social and economic development. She suggested to the two legislative bodies to enhance cooperation between them and exchange delegations.
Speaking at the Vietnam-Portuguese Business Forum, Vice President Vu Thi Anh Xuan presented the situation of socio-economic development, Vietnam's efforts in economic integration and international trade and development priorities, and current affairs of Vietnam such as high technology, innovation and digital technology promotion. Economy…
She stressed that Vietnam will create all favorable conditions for Portuguese investors to implement successful and sustainable projects in Vietnam.