|Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan meets Malaysian King Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah in Kuala Lumpur.—VNA/VNS Photo
KUALA LUMPUR (VNS)— Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan and Malaysian King Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah have agreed to continue the co-operation between their two countries in various fields, including security, education and training, sports and tourism following fruitful talks in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
Doan met the King during a visit to Malaysia in which he attended the 23rd Global Summit of Women.
The two sides expressed their delight at the developing friendship and multifaceted co-operation between the two countries.
They said that through their combined activities celebrating the 40th anniversary of their diplomatic ties this year, their mutual understanding and trust had deepened, promoting the likelihood of a strategic partnership being established in the future.
Both sides underscored the importance of continuing delegation exchanges and high-level meetings between the two countries.
Accordingly, the Malaysian King pledged to visit Viet Nam soon.
The King then declared that his country would create the best possible conditions for its Vietnamese community to lead prosperous and successful lives in Malaysia.
Both Vice President Doan and the Malaysian King pledged to strengthen their co-operation at regional and international forums, especially in the framework of ASEAN and the United Nations.countries.
They agreed on the need to comply with international law, especially the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982 UNCLOS), strictly implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) and build a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC) at an early date, with a view to maintaining peace and stability in the East Sea and the region.
Additionally, the King promised that Malaysia would deal with cases of Vietnamese fishermen and ships entering Malaysian waters in a fair and humanitarian spirit.
The same day, Vice President Doan met with Keosaichay Saynhaxon, the wife of Lao President Chumaly Saynhasone. They shared discussions during the signing of a co-operation agreement between the Viet Nam and Laos Women Unions for the 2012-17 period.
Together they expressed their belief that the two associations would continue sharing experiences in economic development, while working closely together to educate the younger generations of both countries to further the solidarity between Viet Nam and Laos.
Also yesterday Doan visited the Sony Malaysia factory, where about 450 Vietnamese people work. — VNS