Last update: 10:25 | 10/11/2017
Vietnam is willing to support and share experience to help Papua New Guinea fulfil its role as host of the APEC Year 2018, stated President Tran Dai Quang.
President Tran Dai Quang (R) meets with Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Neill on November 9
Quang made the remark at a reception for Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Neill in the central city of Da Nang on November 9.
The President asked the PM and the Papua New Guinea Government to handle the local arrest of Vietnamese fishing vessels based on humanitarian spirit and bilateral relations.
For his part, PM O'Neill said he believes Vietnam will organise the APEC Year 2017 with success and invited President Tran Dai Quang to attend the APEC 2018 Economic Leaders’ Week in Papua New Guinea.
He pledged to promptly and properly deal with the issue of Vietnamese fishermen.
Both sides agreed to boost bilateral cooperation in agriculture, oil and gas exploration, fishery, and tourism, to improve legal framework in facilitation of bilateral trade and investment, and to support each other at international forums and organisations.
Regarding the East Sea issue, both sides shared a common view on conflict resettlement in line with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
APEC 2017: President welcomes Myanmar State Counsellor
President Tran Dai Quang (R) receives State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi in the central city of Da Nang
President Tran Dai Quang received State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi in the central city of Da Nang on November 9 on the sidelines of the ongoing APEC Economic Leaders’ Week.
The President congratulated Myanmar on recent socio-economic progress with a belief in the country’s success in its national reconciliation process and position improvement in the regional and global stages.
He took note of the new development in Vietnam – Myanmar ties, particularly after the state visit made by General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong to Myanmar late August.
He said during the visit, bilateral relations were lifted to comprehensive cooperative partnership and several agreements were signed.
Aung San Suu Kyi stated Myanmar pays heed to the development of comprehensive cooperative partnership with Vietnam and is committed to creating favourable conditions for Vietnamese investors in Myanmar.
Both sides agreed to increase people-to-people exchanges and exchange visits among the two countries’ delegations at all levels.
Agreements were also reached in facilitating the formation of cooperation mechanisms in agro-forestry-fishery and transport, and in supporting each other at regional and international forums, particularly in sub-regional cooperation mechanisms such as the ASEAN, Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS), and Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam-Myanmar (CLMV) and East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC).
APEC 2017: Vietnam wants to expand cooperation with Peru
President Tran Dai Quang (R) and Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski
Vietnam treasures and wishes to expand the friendship and multi-faceted cooperation with Peru, President Tran Dai Quang told Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in central Da Nang city on November 9.
The Vietnamese State leader and the Peruvian President, who is in Da Nang to attend the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, commented on cooperation between the two countries over the past time, with two-way trade exceeding 350 million USD in 2016, tripling that in 2010.
The two countries have also coordinated with each other at multi-lateral mechanisms, especially the United Nations, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
Vietnam and Peru boast a lot of potential for cooperation, President Quang said, urging the two countries to deepen their bilateral ties and intensify the exchange of all-level delegations in order to increase mutual understanding and development.
For his part, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski affirmed that Peru attaches importance to development cooperation with Vietnam and will create optimal conditions for Vietnamese investors in the country.
On this occasion, he shared losses caused by recent typhoon Damrey in Vietnam.
The two leaders also talked about regional and global issues of shared concern and consented to continue coordination at the UN, APEC, the Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) and other multilateral cooperation frameworks.
APEC 2017: President Tran Dai Quang meets Malaysian PM
President Tran Dai Quang (R) and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak
President Tran Dai Quang had a bilateral meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak in central Da Nang city on November 9 within the framework of the ongoing APEC Economic Leaders’ Week.
At the meeting, the President urged the two sides to well organise activities marking the 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties in 2018 and soon implement consultation mechanisms such as the high-level defence cooperation committee and the working group on cross-border crime combat.
Vietnam and Malaysia should share experience in anti-terrorism, hostage rescue, rescue operations and pirate combat, he said, asking maritime law enforcement forces of the two countries to exchange experience and information while joining hands in settling emerging issues.
Malaysian PM Najib Tun Razak praised Vietnam’s efforts to organise APEC Year 2017 in general and the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in particular.
He pledged to step up economic, trade and investment ties with Vietnam, especially in export-import, oil and gas, tourism and labour.
Malaysia will create favourable conditions for Vietnamese to live in the country and protect their legitimate rights, the PM promised.
Both leaders noted with joy the fruitful developments of the Vietnam-Malaysia strategic partnership in various areas, ranging from politics-diplomacy and national defence-security to economic, trade and investment.
They agreed to increase the exchange of all-level delegations and closely coordinate with each other to organise activities to celebrate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic next year.
The two sides will also urge relevant agencies to soon implement bilateral consultation mechanisms and sign agreements in order to create legal frameworks for cooperation in specific areas.
They also discussed regional and international of shared concern and agreed to intensify consensus within ASEAN and carry forwards the group’s central role in dealing with important matters.
APEC 2017: Vietnam, Philippines agree to bolster partnership
President Tran Dai Quang (R) receives Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
President Tran Dai Quang and Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte have agreed to roll out measures to promote related mechanisms to implement bilateral agreements and improve effectiveness of existing cooperation mechanisms to enhance partnership in specific areas.
At their meeting in the central city of Da Nang in November 9 on the sidelines of the ongoing APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, both leaders their showed delight at the growth of the bilateral strategic partnership in all fields, including politics, defence, security, economy, trade and investment.
They agreed to maintain high-level delegation exchanges, thus reinforcing friendship between the two countries.
President Quang congratulated the Philippines on liberating the southern city of Marawi from terrorists, adding that Vietnam has finalised procedures to offer 200 tonnes of rice as aid to locals in Marawi.
Vietnam is willing to work with the Philippines in issues related to security, anti-terrorism, piracy, hi-tech crimes, drug and human trafficking fight, and cooperation at sea such as search and rescue activities, he stated.
He also proposed that the Philippines strengthen measures to ensure safety for Vietnamese sailors kidnapped in the Philippines, and investigate the case of two Vietnamese fishermen killed and update Vietnam on the results.
President Duterte affirmed his support to Vietnam’s hosting of the APEC Year 2017 and expressed his belief that Vietnam will successfully organise the event.
He thanked the Vietnamese Government for providing rice as aid to locals in Marawi. He vowed to speed up measures to save Vietnamese sailors kidnapped in the Philippines as well as strictly handle the shooting of Vietnamese fishermen.
The Philippine leader lauded Vietnamese investors and tourists to come to his country.
The two sides also concurred to foster solidarity and maintain the central role of the ASEAN in major issues related to security and interest of each member state and the whole region.
Regarding the East Sea matter, both leaders underscored the significance of keeping peace, stability, aviation and maritime safety and security. They agreed to persistently settle disputes through peaceful measures on the foundation of respecting international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 (UNCLOS), while coordinating closely for the soon reaching of a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC).
APEC 2017: President Tran Dai Quang meets Mexican President
President Tran Dai Quang had a bilateral meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in the central city of Da Nang on November 9 on the sidelines of the ongoing 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Week.
At the meeting, the Vietnamese leader thanked the Mexican President as well as the Government of Mexico for supporting Vietnam in hosting the APEC Year 2017 and the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in Da Nang in particular.
He took the occasion to extend deep sympathies to Mexico over heavy losses caused by the earthquake in September. He also thanked the Mexican Government and people for sharing Vietnam’s losses caused by recent Typhoon Damrey.
He spoke highly of the Vietnam-Mexico partnership’s growth over the past years, especially in economic with two-way trade reaching 2.3 billion USD in 2016, 10 times higher than that in 2006.
He also thanked Mexico for recognising Vietnam’s market economy as well as the invitation by Mexico and the Pacific Alliance to Vietnam to be an observer of the organisaiton.
For his part, President Enrique Pena Nieto lauded achievements that Vietnamese people have gained over the past years. He affirmed that Mexico always attaches great importance to developing all-round affiliation with Vietnam.
He also expressed his belief that Vietnam will successfully host the APEC Year 2017 as well as the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in particular, leaving its imprint and making contributions for the APEC’s development.
The two leaders agreed on measures to continue fostering and broadening bilateral ties in politics-diplomacy, economy-trade-investment, culture, science-technology and others.
They stressed the need to maintain and enhance effectiveness of existing cooperation mechanisms, as well as the completion of legal frameworks through the signing of agreements, and the building of favourable environment for stronger connectivity between business communities of the two countries.
Both sides also pledged to work closely at the United Nations, the APEC, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC), and other multilateral cooperation mechanisms.