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Prime Minister welcomes Saint Kitts & Nevis Foreign Minister

Update: November, 21/2013 - 09:48
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung receives Foreign Minister of Saint Kitts & Nevis Patrice Nisbett in Hanoi.—VNA/VNS Photo

HA NOI (VNS)— Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has pledged the Vietnamese government's support of ongoing programmes with Saint Kitts and Nevis to further develop friendly ties with Latin American and Caribbean nations.

At a reception for Patrice Nisbett, Foreign Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis, in Ha Noi yesterday, Dung praised his visit, which takes place following the establishment of diplomatic ties on November 1.

Nisbett noted that the Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis will seek to expand both its friendship and cooperation with Viet Nam .

Nisbett is here on an official visit from November 18-21 at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.

At the talks between the two FMs, both updated each other about current situations in their countries and discussed steps they might take to increase the levels of cooperation.

Further, Nisbett spotlighted his country's foreign policy of friendship, peace and cooperation, as well as his government's guidelines for expanding ties with Southeast Asian nations, including Viet Nam, especially in the fields of trade, agriculture and tourism.

FM Minh noted that he valued proposals offered by Nisbett, saying that both countries should encourage visits by various types of delegations and sign cooperation documents in order to lay a foundation for bilateral ties, particularly in economics, trade and investment.

Additionally, while discussing regional and global issues of mutual interest, the ministers agreed to work closely together during multilateral and global forums. — VNS

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