PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc, now on a visit
to Romania, on April 15 held a joint press conference with his host PM Viorica
Dancila following their talks and signing of cooperation memorandums of
understanding in Bucharest earlier the same day.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc holds a joint press conference with his host PM
Viorica Dancila on April 15.
The host laid a stress on the
long-lasting cooperation between the two countries, especially in the field of
education. She highlighted that they have always maintain and consolidated
political trust on each other.
As the rotary Chair of the European
Union (EU), Romania supports the signing and ratification of the EU – Vietnam
Free Trade Agreement and the investment protection agreement between the two
sides at the earliest possible date, she said.
The leader held that the maintenance
of sustainable economic growth over the recent years by the two countries will
facilitate the strengthening of bilateral cooperation in various fields,
expressing her hope that Vietnam will become a close partner of her country in
For his part, PM Phuc highlighted
that the two countries enjoy a traditional relationship of friendship and
cooperation lasting over the past seven decades. In its foreign policy of
independence and self-reliance, Vietnam always attaches importance to its close
relations with Romania, he affirmed.
The Government leader revealed that
the two sides had very successful talks, exchanging ideas on concrete measures
on pushing up bilateral relations as well as on international and regional
issues of mutual concern.
The two sides noted that the
bilateral relations have developed positively over the recent past, but large
room remains for further cooperation and Vietnam hopes that the two countries
will become trustful and effective partners of each other, he said.
Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila welcomes Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc
Vietnam congratulated Romania on its
assumption of the rotary chairmanship of the EU for the first six months of this
year and believed it will successfully accomplish the term which will help
affirm the role and position of Romania in the EU and the international
PM Viorica Dancila has affirmed to
exert efforts to push the EU to officially sign the important agreements within
Romania’s term of EU chair, PM Phuc revealed, adding the two sides concurred
that labour is the focus of cooperation in the time to come.
At the talks, the two sides were
satisfied to note that they have closely coordinated on importance international
issues and supported each other at multilateral forums. They agreed to bring
into full play the roles of the two countries in the ASEAN and the EU as Vietnam
will be the Chair of ASEAN next year, thus contributing to international and
multilateral cooperation for peace and security in the world.
PM Phuc also express gratitude to the
Romanian government for facilitating the Vietnamese community there to live and
integrate into the local society, and said he hope they will continue to bring
into full play the role of a bridge in the relations between the two countries.
PM Phuc holds talks with Romanian
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on April 15 holds talks in Bucharest with his
host PM of Romania Viorica Dancila.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on
April 15 held talks in Bucharest with his host PM of Romania Viorica Dancila
during his official visit to the European country from April 14-16.
At the talks, the two leaders
expressed their joy at the fine development of the bilateral relations of
traditional friendship and multifaceted cooperation over the past nearly 70
years since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1950. The Romanian
leader affirmed importance to the relations with Vietnam and stressed that the
ongoing visit by PM Phuc is an important milestone in the bilateral relations.
She also spoke highly of Vietnam’s socio-economic achievements and rising role
in the region and the world over.
The two leaders exchanged ideas on
measures to further push up bilateral relations in the fields of great potential
like politics, diplomacy, security and national defence, economy, trade,
investment, education and training, labour, culture, tourism, agriculture and
food processing. They spoke highly of the cooperation between the two countries’
localities over the recent past, taking this as a direction for the traditional
cooperation between the two sides.
The two PMs agreed to increase the
exchange of high-level delegations and effectively implement existing bilateral
cooperation mechanisms. The two sides should make active preparations for the
celebration of the 70th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic relations.
The host PM said the Vietnamese
community in Romania is small but quite trustworthy and integrating well, making
contributions to the socio-economic development of the host country. Meanwhile,
PM Phuc thanked his host and the Romanian government for the facilitation of the
Besides bilateral issues, the two PMs
also exchanged ideas on international and regional issues of mutual concern,
sharing the vision on and commitments to the acceleration of bilateral
cooperation at international forums and organisations. They affirmed the
importance of the maintenance of peace, security and stability for cooperation
and development, the solution of differences and disputes by peaceful means in
line with the international law, the charter of the United Nations and the 1982
UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
PM Phuc invited the Romanian PM to
pay an official visit to Vietnam. The invitation was accepted and will be
arranged at a convenient time.
Following the talks, the two leaders
witnessed the signing of a cooperation memorandum of understanding on
agriculture, animal health and food safety, and chaired a joint press conference
on the outcome of the talks.
PM calls for breakthrough in Vietnam
– Romania economic ties
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the event
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc
called for a breakthrough in Vietnam – Romania economic, trade and investment
ties in his address to the Vietnam – Romania business forum in the capital city
of Bucharest on April 15.
Speaking before hundreds of business
delegates and investors, the PM hailed the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and
Industry, the Romania Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Vietnamese
Embassy in Romania for holding the event.
The PM informed participants about
the outcomes of his talks with his Romanian counterpart, which he said will open
up economic, trade and investment cooperation opportunities for the two nations.
He said despite annual growth, the
two-way trade, which stood at 218 million USD last year, remains modest compared
to their potential.
While the two governments have
continuously worked to improve business climate, firms themselves must strive to
expand their scale and adopt new ways of doing business, he said.
According to him, Vietnam’s
membership in 12 free trade agreements and the European Union – Vietnam Free
Trade Agreement (EVFTA) in the near future will open up opportunities for both
sides to boost ties. He also took the occasion to urge the two countries’
chambers of commerce and industry to step up ties between firms.
Highlighting Vietnam’s advantages in
foreign direct investment attraction, he particularly underlined the
socio-political stability, improved competitiveness and innovation, a 100
million population and the goal of attracting 50 million tourists.
The Government leader wished that
Romanian enterprises would push for the signing and ratification of the EVFTA.
He suggested the two sides enhance science-technology collaboration, launch
direct flights, and facilitate the import of quality farm produce and
Romanian business representatives
wished that the two governments would further facilitate cooperation
opportunities, especially in labour export, industry, culture and education.
They expressed willingness to partner with Vietnamese firms, particularly small
and medium-sized ones.
They backed the signing of the EVFTA,
saying that it will make it easier for EU and Romanian to do business in