Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI – Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng suggested that Việt Nam and Kuwait promote bilateral co-operation in fields of their strengths in order to deepen their ties.
The Party leader promoted the initiative during a reception for Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah in Hà Nội yesterday.
He welcomed the Kuwaiti Prime Minister’s official visit to Việt Nam and took the occasion to express joy at the development of bilateral ties over the past 40 years.
General Secretary Trọng informed his guest on the outcomes of the 12th National Congress of the Communist Party of Việt Nam, as well as the implementation of the country’s major policies in domestic development and external relations.
Việt Nam appreciates the effective assistance that Kuwait has extended to its national development, he said.
The Kuwaiti Prime Minister praised Việt Nam’s achievements in national development and the country’s position in the region and the world.
He said Kuwait hopes to boost co-operation with Việt Nam in all fields, particularly in investment, energy, commerce and education-training.
In another meeting with Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, both sides affirmed their determination to further develop their partnership across trade, oil and gas, investment, development assistance, labour and education-training.
Hailing the efficiency of the bilateral partnership in the field of oil and gas, the Kuwaiti’s leader expressed wises that both sides will put into operation the Nghi Sơn refinery and petrochemical complex as scheduled.
He also took note of Việt Nam’s proposal to provide the country with more preferential loans for rural infrastructure and poverty reduction via the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development.
The Prime Minister also promised to consider the continued granting of scholarships to Vietnamese students to study Arabic and the admission of more Vietnamese workers to the country.
On the Middle East and East Sea issues, the two sides shared the view that active solutions are needed to settle disputes and conflicts, ensuring peace and stability in the region.
They also expressed support for the settlement of disputes by peaceful means in line with international law, respect for UN principles and the avoidance of intervening in other countries’ internal issues.
The two Prime Ministers condemned terrorism and asserted their support for global efforts to counter terrorism on the basis of respecting the UN Charter and international law.
Both expressed wishes for further information exchanges and continued mutual support at international forums.
On the occasion, the Vietnamese leader also accepted his guest’s invitation to visit Kuwait. The visit will be arranged via diplomatic channels.
Following the talks, the two Prime Ministers witnessed the signing of co-operation agreements on culture, arts and sports; a deal within the framework of the Nghi Sơn refinery and petrochemical complex; and another agreement between the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Việt Nam and Kuwait.
Vietnamese President Trần Đại Quang in his talks with the Kuwaiti Prime Minister yesterday lauded the outcomes of talks between the two Prime Ministers, which reached numerous measures to boost bilateral ties.
He expressed his appreciation for Kuwait’s support in development aid and oil co-operation that Việt Nam has received for many years.
Việt Nam and Kuwait should engage more in the fields of education-training, politics, trade and multilateral diplomacy, Quang noted, adding that he will continue directing the implementation of the agreement sealed by both Governments.
Human resources and agro-fishery-forestry production are Việt Nam’s strengths, which match demand in the Kuwaiti market, the President said.
Agreeing with his host, the Kuwaiti Prime Minister said his country wants to stimulate its traditional partnership with Việt Nam.
Favourable conditions created by the Vietnamese Government for Kuwaiti enterprises operating in the country are the driving force behind Kuwait’s efforts to lift bilateral trade revenue with Việt Nam, he stressed. – VNS