|Vietnam's PM Nguyen Tan Dung had a telephonic conversation with his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott on Wednesday. — Photo chinhphu.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott have agreed to formulate a joint action plan for strengthening the Vietnam-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership from 2015 to 2017.
The two PMs had a telephonic conversation on Wednesday, during which they concurred to assign both the countries' Foreign Ministries to coordinate with one another for implementing the outcomes of PM Dung's visit to Australia on March 17 and18.
The Vietnamese PM thanked Australia for its warm welcome during his visit. He reiterated his proposal that Australia would complete all procedures to allow Vietnamese agricultural products to be imported to Australia.
He also suggested Australia set up an agency in Viet Nam for inspecting produce before it is exported to Australia to ensure its quality.
The Australian PM agreed with his counterpart's proposal, reaffirming his wish to enhance the bilateral trade and investment partnership, adding that he would direct the relevant Australian agencies to implement Viet Nam's suggestion.
The Australian PM also said he hoped that more Vietnamese farm produce would be sold in the Australian market going forward. — VNS