HA NOI (VNS)— Viet Nam and Singapore yesterday discussed ways to strengthen their bilateral ties at a foreign ministry consultation and exchange in Ha Noi.
The meeting was co-chaired by Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Quang Vinh and the Permanent Secretary of the Singaporean Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bilahari Kausikan.
They noted with satisfaction the positive developments seen recently in the friendship and co-operation between Viet Nam and Singapore.
They agreed to continue working together at regional and international forums, especially within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and voiced their support for the bloc's increasing role in settling issues relating to peace and security in the region.
Both sides agreed to hold another consultation in Singapore next year.
This year Viet Nam and Singapore will organise a number of activities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their diplomatic ties, which falls on August 1. — VNS