PM Nguyễn Xuân Phúc receives Philippine ambassador

March, 18/2021 - 08:04
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc met with Philippine Ambassador Meynardo Los Banos Montealegre in Hà Nội on Thursday, wishing his guest a successful term in Việt Nam.

 

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (right) met with Philippine Ambassador Meynardo Los Banos Montealegre. VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất

HÀ NỘI – Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc met with Philippine Ambassador Meynardo Los Banos Montealegre in Hà Nội on Thursday, wishing his guest a successful term in Việt Nam.

Congratulating Banos Montealegre on his appointment as the ambassador of the Philippines to Việt Nam, PM Phúc said over the past years, relations between the two countries have been flourishing in various fields, especially maritime cooperation.

For his part, the Philippine diplomat congratulated Việt Nam on its successful chairmanship of ASEAN and non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council in 2020, especially amid complex developments of the COVID-19 pandemic. He also offered congratulations on the success of the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Việt Nam.

As the two countries mark the 45th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties in 2021, he hoped that they will co-organise many celebratory activities so as to further intensify bilateral links.

As the countries have enjoyed growing relations, particularly maritime cooperation, he proposed stronger coordination in this regard.

Montealegre also suggested Việt Nam share more experience in COVID-19 prevention and control and thanked the country for providing medical supplies to the Philippines.

He expressed his hope that the two countries will enhance cooperation in vaccine testing and development.

At the meeting, PM Phúc affirmed that Việt Nam always attaches importance to the strategic partnership with the Philippines, in which maritime cooperation has a highly crucial role to play.

He called on both sides to further step up bilateral trade and investment.

In terms of rice supply, he noted, Việt Nam will ensure stable and long-term provision for the Philippines, particularly when food security becomes even more important amid impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The PM also viewed the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties as an occasion for the countries to reinforce and elevate their relations, asking the ambassador to coordinate with relevant agencies of Vietnam to organise many practical celebratory activities. VNS

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