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VN wishes to broaden NZ links across wide range of sectors

Update: September, 17/2013 - 08:21
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung  receives Deputy Prime Minister cum Minister of Finance, Bill English  in Ha Noi.—VNA/VNS Photo

HA NOI (VNS)— Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has suggested Viet Nam and New Zealand expand co-operation in trade, investment, agriculture, aviation and education.

At a reception for New Zealand's visiting Deputy Prime Minister cum Minister of Finance, Bill English, in Ha Noi yesterday, Dung proposed that more scholarships awarded to Vietnamese students would help increase cultural exchange between Vietnamese and New Zealanders.

PM Dung also suggested that New Zealand continue supporting the Vietnamese community in the country.

He also voiced his hope to foster ties with members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), particularly New Zealand.

Minister English said his country valued the opportunity to promote ties with Viet Nam and further cooperate in education. He stated that New Zealand was ready to work closely with Viet Nam and other member countries to successfully conclude TPP negotiations in the near future. — VNS

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