HA NOI— Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said Singaporean President Tony Keng Yam's decision to choose Viet Nam as his first foreign visit after taking office was a vivid manifestation of the friendship, mutual trust and fine co-operation between the two countries.
|Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (right) shakes hands with Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam. — VNA/VNS Photo Tri Dung
During a reception given to the Singaporean President in the capital city yesterday, Trong spoke highly of the fine relationships between the two nations, affirming Viet Nam's high regards toward the friendship and co-operation with Singapore.
"Viet Nam wants to deepen her friendship and comprehensive co-operation with Singapore in the fields of economics, trade, defence and security, education and training, oil and gas, justice, and others," Trong said.
He also voiced Viet Nam's resolve to co-ordinate closely with Singapore at multi-lateral forums, including ASEAN and the United Nations, for the interest of people of the two countries, for peace, stability, and development in the region and the world.
President Yam reiterated his country's policy to continue to co-operate with Viet Nam in different domains and to share experiences with her, especially in the areas of investment, trade, urban infrastructure, sea ports and human resources training.
He expressed his conviction that Viet Nam would see more achievements in socio-economic development and basically become an industrialised country by 2020. — VNS