Romania pledges to foster signing and ratification of VN-EU trade and investment deals
VGP – Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă affirmed
Romania will do its utmost and take necessary steps so that the free trade
agreement and investment protection agreement between Viet Nam and the European
Union would be signed and ratified soon.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (left) and Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă in Bucharest,
Romania on April 15, 2019. Photo: VGP
She made the statement at her talks
with Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Bucharest capital on April 15.
At the talks, the two Prime Ministers
expressed their pleasure at the fine development of the traditional friendship
and multi-faceted cooperation between Viet Nam and Romania over the past nearly
70 years since the two sides established diplomatic relations in 1950.
Dăncilă reiterated Romania attaches
importance to the relationship with Viet Nam and spoke highly of Viet Nam’s
achievements in socico-economic development, international integration as well
as its rising role in the region and the world.
Phuc extended congratulations to
Romania for having taken over the EU’s rotating presidency in the first six
months this year, expressing his belief that the European country will
successfully complete its role.
The pair exchanged on a wide range of
measures to further foster bilateral cooperation across fields as they shared
the view that cooperation potential remains vast.
At the two Prime Ministers' talks. Photo: VGP
The two PMs agreed to strengthen
exchange of delegations at all levels and effectively operate the existing
cooperative mechanisms like the joint commission on economic cooperation. They
agreed that the 16th meeting of the joint commission will be held in mid-2019.
Both sides agreed to actively prepare
for the celebration of the 70th founding anniversary of the two countries’
diplomatic relations in 20202 and work together to develop a cultural
cooperation program for 2019-2020 period.
Regarding multilateral cooperation,
both sides committed to beefing up cooperation at international for a and
organizations, including ASEM, ASEAN-EU and the United Nations.
The pair underlined the importance of
maintaining peace, security and stability for cooperation and development,
settling differences and disputes through peaceful measures in accordance with
international law, the United Nations Charter and the 1982 United Nations
Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
Phuc took the occasion to invite
Dăncilă to make an official visit to Viet Nam and the latter accepted the
invitation with pleasure.
After the talks, the two leaders
witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral cooperation
in agriculture, veterinary and food safety.
The same day, PM Phuc also attended
Viet Nam-Romania Business Forum in Bucharest capital./.