PM’s Singapore visit, attendance of ASEAN Summit is a success: Deputy FM

Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung has told the media that Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s visit to Singapore and attendance of the 32nd ASEAN Summit is a success.

Mr. Dung said that following the visit, mutual trust between Vietnam and Singapore will be strengthened. Both sides agreed to forge closer ties in defense-security, particularly cyber security, building an ASEAN of solidarity, resilience, and innovation, and maintaining the group’s central role in regional structure. Both sides shared ASEAN common view on maintaining peace, stability, security, navigation and overflight safety in the East Sea, peacefully settling disputes, fully respecting diplomatic and legal processes without threat of force or use of force, on the basis of international laws, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. They also voiced their support for the full and effective implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea and prompt completion of the Code of Conduct of Parties in the East Sea, which should be effective and binding.

Deputy FM Dung said the highlight of the visit was to create a framework for close connectivity between the governments and businesses and between businesses of the two countries. The Business Forum, which was attended by 700 delegates, a record high figure, has shown special interest in the two economies’ connectivity. Both signed more than 20 documents and agreements worth a total of nearly 3 billion USD in essential areas like liquefied gas, agriculture, aviation, urban planning, and tourism-hotel complex.

Source: VOV5

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