Vietnam, Panama Work to Boost Relations Across All Fields

Vietnamese and Panamanian foreign ministers expressed their wish to promote bilateral cooperation in promising areas such as maritime transport, climate change response, and renewable energy.
Vietnam, Panama Work to Boost Relations Across All Fields
Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son (R) welcomes his Panamanian counterpart Érika Mouynes. (Photo: Baoquocte)

Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son held talks with his Panamanian counterpart Érika Mouynes in Ha Noi on April 5 to discuss ways to strengthen the partnership between the two countries across all fields including politics, diplomacy, economy, trade, and agriculture as well as bilateral coordination at international and multilateral forums.

The two FMs expressed their wish to promote bilateral cooperation in promising areas such as maritime transport, climate change response, and renewable energy. They agreed on the viewpoint of settling international disputes through peaceful measures on the basis of international law, according to VNA.

Vietnam, Panama Work to Boost Relations Across All Fields
FM Son proposed that Panama support the protection of the interests of Vietnamese citizens living, studying and working in Panama. (Photo: Baoquocte)

They shared their delight at the growing ties between Viet Nam and Panama, especially through the implementation of cooperation mechanisms. They concurred to continue to effectively promote the deputy ministerial-level political consultation and Joint Committee on economic, trade, and investment cooperation mechanisms, as well as face-to-face and online meetings between the two countries.

Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son proposed that Panama support the protection of the interests of Vietnamese citizens living, studying, and working in Panama, and effectively coordinate to make the country a transit place for Vietnamese products in the Latin American region. Vietnam will act as a bridge for Panamanian products to enter the Southeast Asian market, he added.

Son affirmed that Vietnam is keen on bolstering the traditional friendship and all-around cooperation with Panama in a substantive and effective manner, Nhan Dan cited.

Vietnam, Panama Work to Boost Relations Across All Fields
Minister Mouynes spoke highly of Viet Nam’s achievements in implementing the “Doi moi” (Renewal) process. (Photo: Baoquocte)

For her part, Minister Mouynes spoke highly of Vietnam’s achievements in implementing the “Doi moi” (Renewal) process, saying that the Panamanian Government always treasures and hopes to strengthen ties with Vietnam.

She agreed that the two countries continue to work closely together to reinforce bilateral cooperation in both bilateral and multilateral aspects, for benefit of the two countries' people, and for peace, stability, and development in the two regions and the world as a whole.

Within the framework of her visit to Vietnam from April 5-6, the Panamanian FM paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum in Hanoi, met Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, and had a working session with Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien.

Vietnam and Panama have seen positive results in economic partnership, with Panama always being among Viet Nam's 10 biggest trading partners in Latin America. Trade between the two nations has stayed at over USD 300 million each year. The two countries have also offered mutual support at international organizations and multilateral forums.

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