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Deputy PM seeks Irish aid

Update: March, 18/2014 - 08:13
Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai meets with Irish Minister of State for Disability, Equality and Mental Health, Kathleen Lynch, in Ha Noi yesterday.— VNA/VNS Photo An Dang

HA NOI (VNS)— Viet Nam has asked the Irish government to maintain official development assistance (ODA) to Viet Nam, focusing on health care, education and overcoming the consequences of unexploded ordnance.

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai was speaking at a meeting with Irish Minister of State for Disability, Equality and Mental Health, Kathleen Lynch, in Ha Noi yesterday.

He asked Ireland to back Viet Nam's bid in strengthening co-operation with the European Union and seeking an early conclusion to the Viet Nam-EU Partnership Co-operation Agreement as well as a free trade agreement.

Lynch said that Ireland was willing to share its experience and help Viet Nam in certain areas. She suggested both countries should further promote trade, investment and tourism. — VNS

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