Vanuatu treasures friendship, cooperation with Vietnam
Vanuatu attaches importance to its friendship and cooperation with Vietnam, Prime Minister of Vanuatu Charlot Salwai told his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc at their meeting on November 17.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Prime Minister of Vanuatu Charlot Salwai. (Source: VNA)
During the meeting, which was held on the sidelines of the 26th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, the Vanuatu leader expressed his hope that the two sides will enhance the exchange of delegation to promote their cooperation in the coming time.
Charlot Salwai informed PM Phuc about his country’s plan to open a consulate general office in Ho Chi Minh City, while affirming that Vanuatu supports Vietnam’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council for the term 2020-2021.
Vanuatu will continue to create favourable conditions for the community of Vietnamese expats in the country, enabling them to contribute to the nation’s development and the bilateral relation, he said.
For his part, PM Phuc applauded Vanuatu’s decision to set up a consulate general office in HCM City, while informing that Vietnam will also assign a honorary consul to Vanuatu.
The two leaders agreed to effectively implement the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on technical and development cooperation between the two nations, to accelerate negotiations and signing of agreements on visa exemption for holders of diplomatic and official passports; and on cooperation in the fields of aviation, forestry, fishery and aquaculture.
They also affirmed the importance of maintaining a peaceful and stable environment in the region and the regional order on the basis of international law; and ensuring the security, safety and freedom of aviation and navigation./.