Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc receiveS outgoing Slovakian Ambassador to Việt Nam Igor Pacolak in Hà Nội yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
HÀ NỘI – Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc received outgoing Slovakian Ambassador to Việt Nam Igor Pacolak in Hà Nội yesterday.
PM Phúc stressed that bilateral trade is still short of potential, expecting it to double in the near future.
The PM told his guest about Deputy PM Vương Định Huệ’s upcoming visit to Slovakia from September 19 to 22, adding that the visit aims at agreeing on measures to stimulate co-operation, particularly in trade and investment.
Urging both sides to increase exchanges of senior officials and business delegations, PM Phúc affirmed that Việt Nam will continue improving its business climate and creating the best conditions possible for Slovakian investors.
He asked the Slovakian side to further support Việt Nam – EU co-operation and sign a free trade agreement with Việt Nam soon.
Việt Nam is willing to help Slovakia bolster affiliations with ASEAN and the bloc’s members, Phúc added.
Agreeing with the PM on the fruitful relations in recent years, Ambassador Pacolak expressed his delight at the 30-fold increase of bilateral trade since Slovakia reopened its embassy in Việt Nam in 2008.
The diplomat took the occasion to thank the Vietnamese Government and Prime Minister for helping Slovakian enterprises do business and him to complete his mission in Việt Nam. — VNS