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PM hopes for enhanced cooperation with Morocco, Timor Leste

Update: February, 21/2017 - 09:00
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc meets with Moroccan Ambassador to Việt Nam Azzeddiine Farhane.—Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed his hope that Morocco would expand multifaceted cooperation with ASEAN, including Việt Nam.
Receiving newly appointed Moroccan Ambassador to Việt Nam Azzeddiine Farhane in Hà Nội on February 20, the Government leader spoke highly of Morocco’s socio-economic development achievements, especially in tourism and renewable energy.
He suggested the two countries boost economic cooperation to improve their trade, increase exchanges of all-level delegations and maintain close coordination at regional and international forums.
Viet Nam wants Morocco to continue providing scholarships for Vietnamese students to pursue their study in the African country.
For his part, Ambassador Azzediine Farhane stressed that Morocco treasured its ties with Viet Nam - a gateway for the country to promote collaboration with Southeast Asia, adding that Morocco was willing to act as a bridge for boosting the relations between Viet Nam and African countries.
He agreed with the PM that the two countries would need to enhance cooperation in tourism and education and aquatic farming.

Timor Leste firms welcomed

Viet Nam would create the best possible conditions for enterprises from Timor Leste to operate in the country, affirmed Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc when receiving newly appointed Timor Leste Ambassador to Vietnam Pascoela Barreto dos Santos on the same day.
He said he expected the country to speed up the groundwork for its free trade agreement with Viet Nam to soon come into effect.
Phuc also welcomed the ambassador to begin her duties in Viet Nam, saying he believes she would contribute to boosting all-round bilateral cooperation, which currently falls short of potential.
For her part, the Timor Leste diplomat stressed the traditional relations between her country and Viet Nam, as well as her good impression about a friendly and peaceful Viet Nam.
She hailed Vietnamese investments in Timor Leste, particularly those made by the telecommunication group Viettel.
She expected the Vietnamese Government to create more favourable conditions for businesses to invest in Timor Leste, especially in training and information technology.
She pledged to spare no effort to enhance bilateral ties.—VNS



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