Minister of Foreign Affairs Bùi Thanh Sơn hosted a reception for Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Việt Nam Wojciech Gerwel in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Minister of Foreign Affairs Bùi Thanh Sơn has affirmed that Việt Nam always treasures and wishes to enhance all-around cooperation with Poland.
During a reception in Hà Nội on Wednesday for Polish Ambassador in Việt Nam Wojciech Gerwel, Sơn suggested both sides continue facilitating the exchange of visits by senior leaders and officials of ministries and agencies to foster political trust and mutual understanding, thus laying a foundation to expand bilateral collaboration in various fields.
He thanked the Polish Government and people for donating 501,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Việt Nam and key medical supplies to HCM City to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, Poland will also deliver 890,000 doses of AstraZeneca to Việt Nam.
Sơn hailed Poland as the biggest trade partner of Việt Nam in Central and Eastern Europe. Two-way trade was maintained at an impressive figure in the first eight months of this year, reaching US$1.67 billion.
The host proposed Poland soon ratify the European Union-Việt Nam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) and launch the bilateral economic cooperation consultation mechanism to tap benefits brought about by the EU-Việt Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EVIPA.
Ambassador Gerwel, for his part, vowed to keep striving to further consolidate and tighten the traditional friendship and cooperation between the two countries to meet their practical interests. — VNS