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VN leaders welcome Singapore Party chief

Update: June, 30/2017 - 10:05
Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng and Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc hosted separate receptions in Hà Nội on Thursday for Khaw Boon Wan, Chairman of the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) of Singapore.— Photo Trí Dũng

HÀ NỘI — Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng and Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc hosted separate receptions in Hà Nội on Thursday for Khaw Boon Wan, Chairman of the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) of Singapore.

Trọng said the PAP and Singaporean government have provided valuable assistance in personnel training to the Communist Party of Việt Nam (CPV).

He wanted both countries to continue implementing their strategic partnership and collaborate closely at regional and global forums, especially the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) forum and the United Nations.

Khaw, also Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister of Transport, informed his host of the outcomes of talks held with Politburo member and head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Nguyễn Văn Bình.

He expressed his party’s desire to develop multi-faceted ties with Việt Nam.

The PAP will strive to promote Singapore’s strategic partnership with Việt Nam, share experiences with the CPV in various areas, co-operate to make Việt Nam’s hosting of APEC meetings a success.

It will also help realise and foster the ASEAN Community, he said.

Better connectivity

Meeting the PAP leader the same day, PM Phúc called on the both nations to fully tap supplementary strengths of the two economies via the Framework Agreement on Việt Nam-Singapore Connectivity.

Việt Nam needs Singapore’s assistance in joining global supply chains and attracting investment for infrastructure development and environmental protection, he said.

Khaw said Singapore attaches importance to its ties with Việt Nam, particularly in investment, hi-tech zones, software parks and aviation.

Singapore will continue partnering with Việt Nam at regional and global forums and support Việt Nam’s hosting of the APEC Summit, he said.

As Chair of ASEAN in 2018, Singapore will join hands with Việt Nam and other ASEAN members to build a strong, united and prosperous ASEAN Community, Khaw added.

During its visit, the PAP delegation held a working session with Party Central Committee member and Minister of Transport Trương Quang Nghĩa, visited the Việt Nam-Singapore Industrial Park in the northern province of Bắc Ninh and met representatives from the Party Central Committee’s Organisation Commission, the Việt Nam Women’s Union and the Central Committee of the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union. — VNS

 

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