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PM pledges co-operation with Serbia to enhance bilateral ties

Update: March, 01/2013 - 03:11

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung receives Serbian Foreign Minister Ivan Mrkic in Ha Noi.— VNA/VNS photo


HA NOI (VNS)— Viet Nam will do its utmost to boost bilateral multi-faceted co-operation with Serbia, especially in the areas of economics, trade and investment.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made the pledge at a reception for visiting Serbian Foreign Minister Ivan Mrkic in Ha Noi yesterday.

Dung said that Viet Nam always bears in mind the effective assistance offered by Serbia during its national liberation and reunification in the past, as well as its ongoing support during the nation's construction and development, adding that Mrkic's visit will help to strengthen the bilateral ties.

He called for both sides to soon sign an agreement on the encouragement and protection of investments and another on economic co-operation, while supporting each other at regional and international forums.

Mrkic congratulated Viet Nam on its socio-economic achievements and confirmed that Serbia always attaches importance to boosting relations with the country in all fields, and that he hopes to continue receiving Viet Nam's support at forums.

He said Serbia also backs PM Dung's suggestions and urged the two sides to also sign a co-operation agreement on education and training. — VNS

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