Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh made the statement while receiving Secretary-General of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) Mechaelle Jean, in Hanoi on October 12.
He said he hopes for more cooperation in trade with African countries, business start-up encouragement, French language teaching and UN peace keeping activities.
During their talks, the Francophone Secretary General pledged more support for Vietnam’s international economic integration, women and youth issues, tax and financial reform.
She urged parties in the East Sea disputes to settle conflicts by peaceful means in line with international law.
After the talks, both leaders witnessed the singing of an agreement between the Vietnam Academy of Diplomacy and the OIF on French language training courses for Vietnamese diplomats and officials.
The agreement was reached during talks in Hanoi on September 12 between Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh and Singaporean Deputy PM and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean, who is in Vietnam from September 12-14 to attend a ceremony celebrating the 20 th anniversary of Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP). Both sides expressed their pleasure with closer political ties over the past time via the regular exchange of visits, especially the visit by President Tran Dai Quang last month, which has created a new driver for bilateral ties in the new period. They hailed economic-trade ties as a…... [read more]
Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh emphasized that Vietnam wants to further promote bilateral ties with other nations in all fields and strengthen delegation exchange and conduct negotiations to sign economic, trade and investment agreements between Vietnam and these nations. The Deputy PM highlighted Vietnam’s great efforts in the settlement of global issues and asked the nations to support Vietnam’s candidacy for the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for the 2016-2018 term and the UN Security Council from 2020-2021 and the UNESCO Executive Council for the 2015-2019 term. Deputy PM Minh asked the Turkish Government to consider the removal of…... [read more]
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh held talks with Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic Lubomir Zaoralek in Hanoi on October 23, looking at steps to strengthen bilateral ties in a wide range of areas. Both sides took the occasion to reiterate the importance of the traditional friendship and multi-faceted cooperation between the two countries. They agreed to facilitate high-level visits and work closely together at regional and global forums, particularly those within the United Nations and the Asia-Europe Meeting frameworks. Zaoralek confirmed his support of the signing of the Vietnam-EU free trade agreement and the EU’s…... [read more]
October 2, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem held talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington to discuss issues of mutual concern such as security, cooperation in charitable aid, natural calamity prevention, and the promotion of two-way trade. During the open, frank and constructive talks, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton confirmed that the US wants to strengthen and boost its relationship with Vietnam. The senior US official expressed hope that Vietnam will be able to guide the ASEAN bloc to tackle important issues when it assumes the ASEAN Presidency in 2010. "I expect ASEAN meeting to be…... [read more]
PANO - Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh is visiting Thailand from May 24th to 25th at the invitation of Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Tanasak Patimapragorn. On May 25th, the two Deputy Prime Ministers met to prepare for the upcoming 3rd Vietnam-Thailand joint government meeting. They all expressed joy over the fruitful development of the bilateral cooperation and friendship over the past years and agreed to further boost economic, trade, investment, transport and tourism cooperation. Minh spoke highly of the role of his Thai counterpart in improving cooperation between the two foreign ministries on…... [read more]
During the open, frank and constructive talks, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton confirmed that the US wants to strengthen and boost its relationship with Vietnam. The senior US official expressed hope that Vietnam will be able to guide the ASEAN bloc to tackle important issues when it assumes the ASEAN Presidency in 2010. “I expect ASEAN meeting to be held in Vietnam and plan to attend this meeting”. She said that US President Barack Obama shared her views on strengthening and boosting relations between the US and Vietnam and emphasising the importance of the ASEAN bloc. Since the Vietnam-US bilateral…... [read more]
VGP - While attending the 1st ASEAN-MECOSUR Ministerial Meeting held on November 24 in Brasilia, Brazil, Vietnamese Deputy PM, FM Phạm Gia Khiêm met with Brazilian FM C. Amorin. Both the host and the guest were convinced that Việt Nam and Brazil should enhance coordination with other members of ASEAN and MERCOSUR to further cooperation between the two groups. On reviewing the implementation of the signed agreements, the two Ministers expressed their pleasures at the good and dynamic development of the bilateral ties during the past years and showed their confidence in the vigorous development of these ties, especially in…... [read more]
The two sides expressed their pleasure at the developments in the comprehensive partnership towards strategic partnership; hailed the effective implementation of the Action Program in 2013-2016. They also agreed to early build an action program in the 2016-2019 period. The two sides highlighted the significance of reciprocal visits at central and local levels; regular exchanges of diplomatic consultations, joint committee on economic and commercial cooperation. The two countries agreed to strive for US$ 1.7 billion by 2020 and speed up cooperation on trade, investment, and service. Minister McCully affirmed that New Zealand always regards Viet Nam as a prioritized partner…... [read more]
Deputy PM holds investment talks with Serbian FM (25-03-2008) HA NOI — Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem held talks with visiting Foreign Minister of the Republic of Serbia Vuk Jeremic in Ha Noi yesterday. The two sides discussed measures and directions to boost multi-faceted ties and special co-operation in trade and investment. They agreed to sign commerce and investment agreements to create a legal framework for increasing the exchange of goods and boosting investment between the two countries. The two sides also agreed to expand regular political exchange and strengthen co-ordination in regional and international issues…... [read more]
Deputy PM holds bilateral meets on ASEAN sidelines (23-07-2008) SINGAPORE — Deputy Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem held bilateral meetings with officials from China, Cambodia, Laos and Canada on the sidelines of the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in Singapore yesterday. Deputy PM Khiem, who is also Foreign Minister, met with Chinese FM Yang Jiechi to discuss bilateral ties and international and regional issues of common concern. Minister Yang praised Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh's visit to China in early June, saying it took bilateral ties to a new level. He thanked the Vietnamese Government and people for their assistance to…... [read more]