PM holds talks with Australian counterpart

Source: Pano feed

VGP – PM Nguyen Tan Dung on March 18 held talks with his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott during his official visit to Australia.

Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac

Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac

The two sides discussed and highly valued the development in the bilateral Comprehensive Partnership, agreeing measures to promote the relations in prioritized areas, including politics, national defense and security, economics, trade, investment, communications, science, technology, agriculture, transport, education and training.

They were unanimous in assigning the two nations’ Ministries of Foreign Affairs to sign an Action Plan for the 2015-2017 phase.

The two leaders committed to strengthening delegation exchanges, maintaining exchanges between their high-ranking leaders and bringing into full play current cooperative mechanisms applied by both countries.

They consented to accelerate the exports of agricultural and aquaculture products and facilitate their businesses to invest in advantageous areas of each side such as services, agriculture, education and training.

The host and the guest agreed to boost cooperation in national security, culture and tourism.

Besides bilateral cooperation, the two PMs exchange issues of international and regional concerns, assenting to closely and effectively cooperate at international forums such as the East Asia Summit, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation and supporting each other at the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations.

They asserted the importance of ensuring marine peace, stability, security, safety and freedom in the East Sea and deal with disputes based on international laws, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, calling on all sides to fully implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), restrain and prevent actions to cause tensions in the region such as compelling and using forces to change the status quo as well as agreed to establish the Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC).

The same occasion, the two sides issued a joint Declaration and signed a Declaration on strengthening the Comprehensive Partnership and other four crucial documents including the Agreement on Labor and Vacation, the Agreement on launching the Asia-Australia Cooperative Program against human trafficking, the two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) on overcoming consequences of bombs and mines and maintaining peace in Viet Nam.

By Thuy Dung

Đăng ký: VietNam News