Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Armenian counterpart Nikol Pashinyan have reached a consensus on orientations and measures to augment all-around cooperation between the two countries in the time to come.
| Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Armenian counterpart Nikol Pashinyan (L).
They concurred to push ahead with their closer coordination at United Nations forums, the Francophone community and the Non-Aligned Movement, thereby contributing to peace, stability and development.
The two PMs consented to improve the operational efficiency of the Vietnam-Armenia inter-governmental committee on cooperation in economics-trade and science-technology.
Both nations will focus on implementing the free trade agreement between Vietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union, to which Armenia is a member, considering this an important pillar of the bilateral ties and a momentum to create breakthroughs in economic, trade and investment collaboration.
They also concurred to expand cooperation in education-training, health care, sports, tourism, security and national defence.
PM Phuc affirmed Vietnam’s policy of placing importance on consolidating the traditional friendship and multifaceted cooperation with Armenia, as well as the country’s resolve to develop the relationship across the board in a more effective, pragmatic and sustainable manner for the sake of the two countries’ people.
PM Nikol Pashinyan said his visit aims to create a turning point in the quality of the bilateral ties as a contribution to enhancing multifaceted cooperation and meeting aspirations of leaders and interests of people of both nations.
Host and guest also compared notes on regional and international issues of shared concern, including the peaceful settlement of disputes in Asia-Pacific, covering the East Sea, on the basis of international law.
Following the talks, the two PMs witnessed the signing of an agreement between the two governments on cooperation in education and science.
They then co-chaired a press conference to announce the outcomes of their talks.
PM Nikol Pashinyan is on an official visit to Vietnam from July 4-7 at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.VOV/VNA