Poland wants stronger ties between Việt Nam and the European Union, Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Joanna Wronecka (first left) said yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Phạm Kiên
HÀ NỘI — Poland wants stronger ties between Việt Nam and the European Union, Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Joanna Wronecka said yesterday.
Speaking at the annual political consultations held by deputy foreign ministers of Việt Nam and Poland in Hà Nội, Wronecka also affirmed that the Polish government would push for the early signing of the Việt Nam-EU Free Trade Agreement.
The agreement would boost multi-faceted co-operation between Poland and Việt Nam, she said.
Wronecka and her Vietnamese counterpart Bùi Thanh Sơn agreed that bilateral ties have developed fruitfully in recent years and that there was great potential for the two nations to enhance links in politics and diplomacy, security and defence, science and technology, education and training, and infrastructure development.
The two sides pledged to continue exchange visits at all levels, particularly towards making thorough preparations for the Việt Nam visit by the Polish President next year.
The also agreed to strengthen co-ordination at international forums, especially the UN, UNESCO, and the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), as also under the auspices of ASEAN-EU relations.
Wronecka said she shared and supported Việt Nam’s stance on settling disputes, including disputes in the East Sea (South China Sea), by peaceful measures and in line with international law, especially the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), to ensure security, safety and freedom of navigation and aviation on the East Sea. – VNS