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Viet Nam to bolster Seychelles investment opportunities: PM

Update: August, 30/2013 - 10:39
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung meets with President James Alix Michel in Ha Noi.—VNA/VNS Photo

HA NOI (VNS)— Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has said that Viet Nam will provide favourable conditions for Seychelles investment in the country in a bid to foster trade between the two sides.

Meeting with President James Alix Michel in Ha Noi yesterday, Dung praised the outcomes of the talks between President Michel and Vietnamese counterpart Truong Tan Sang, and documents signed during the visit.

He expressed his belief that Michel's visit will usher in a new chapter in cooperation between the two countries.

He thanked the Seychelles Government for its recognition of Viet Nam as a market economy, adding that the nation attached importance to expanding cooperation with African countries, including the Seychelles .

The Government leader proposed greater coordination at regional and international forums as well as implementing specific measures to boost investment, tourism, agriculture and fisheries, oil and gas projects and renewable energy.

He also vowed to instruct relevant ministries and sectors to implement the agreements signed between the two countries.

President Michel expressed his hope that the relationship with Viet Nam would provide economic growth and ties with ASEAN, affirming the island nation could be bridge for Viet Nam to other African states.

The President also pledged to back Viet Nam at international forums and create favourable conditions to promote bilateral cooperation.

He also spoke of new cooperation agreements in diplomacy, aviation, tourism and trade.

The two sides issued a joint statement on the visit as President James Alix Michel concluded his tour of Viet Nam that day. — VNS

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