Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc receives Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan in Hà Nội yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc received Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan in Hà Nội yesterday.
Welcoming his guest at the reception, the Government leader affirmed Việt Nam and Indonesia are both members of ASEAN, sharing close bilateral ties and mutual support in regional and international concerns.
Congratulating Việt Nam on recent socio-economic growth, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan stated Việt Nam is a development model that his country can learn from, particularly in reducing poverty and overpopulation.
He informed his host of the 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group in Indonesia this October.
He said Indonesian President Joko Widodo suggested the organisation of an ASEAN leaders’ meeting on the sidelines of the event with the expectation of support from the bloc member states. The official conveyed Widodo’s invitation to the meeting to PM Phúc.
He noted room for bilateral co-operation remains large as both are highly populous nations in the ASEAN region.
Highlighting cultural similarities between the two countries, the PM said he believes their relations would continue to thrive. He underscored Việt Nam’s stance on maintaining peace, marine security and safety in the East Sea (South China Sea) and settling disputes on the waters by peaceful measures in line with international law. — VNS