Hanoi (VNA) –
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked for efforts to promote the Vietnam –
Singapore ties in the near future, especially in national defence-security,
economy, trade, investment, education-training, and people-to-people exchange,
as well as joint work in ASEAN and other multilateral forums.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister Teo
Chee Hean (Source: VNA)
reception in Hanoi on March 22 for Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister and
Coordinating Minister for Public Security Teo Chee Hean, PM Phuc said Vietnam
always supports Singaporean firms to do business in the country, highlighting
that Vietnam – Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP) model is successful in
thanked and lauded Singapore for partnering with Vietnam during development and
integration, especially in training high-quality workforce, sharing experience
in macro management, developing science and new economies to catch up with the
Fourth Industrial Revolution.
hailed the two countries for focusing on innovation and creativity, especially
for young generations.
leader wished that Singaporean enterprises would join the public-private
partnership in infrastructure, renewable energy, liquefied natural gas, energy,
smart grid, high technology, agriculture and farm produce processing,
aquaculture, apparel, wood processing, urban infrastructure, high-quality
education-training, pharmaceuticals, health care, seaport logistics.
for the prompt launch of the VSIP project in the central province of Quang Tri,
a software park in the central city of Da Nang, and assistance to Vietnam in
building a national innovation centre.
occasion, he lauded Singapore for successfully playing its role as ASEAN Chair
2018 and Coordinator of ASEAN – China relations for 2015 – 2018
wants Singapore to share its experience during its Year of ASEAN Chairmanship as
well as work closely with Vietnam to promote priorities and initiatives within
the framework of ASEAN Vision on self-reliance and creativity, he said.
also stressed that Vietnam will uphold its role in ensuring food security in the
region and the world.
sides shared the importance of ensuring peace, stability, maritime and aviation
security and freedom in the East Sea, building a rules-based order, especially
the 1982 United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea, the leader noted,
suggesting that they should continue close joint work within the framework of
ASEAN and relevant forums, maintaining the bloc’s solidarity, role and common
voice on the East Sea issue, particularly ongoing complicated issues.
said ASEAN needs to actively build a rules-based order in the East Sea, step up
measures to build trust, ease tension and prevent incidents.
highly of Singapore’s role in ASEAN – China negotiations on the draft Code of
Conduct in the East Sea (COC) and proposed mutual support in the process.
development of the Vietnam – Singapore ties is beneficial to ASEAN Community, he
Singaporean Deputy PM Teo, for his part, informed the host about the outcomes of
his talks with Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh.
congratulated Vietnam on successfully holding the second USA – DPRK Summit and
preparing to assume its role as ASEAN Chair by 2020, vowing that Singapore will
actively support Vietnam in the near future.
suggested promoting technological innovation space for businesses, especially
According to him, Singapore wants to import more high-quality Vietnamese farm
nations should expand aviation industry, air routes, defence cooperation and
linkage in services and finance, he said, suggesting stepping up customs
clearance, financial e-transactions, and legal framework for trade and
Singapore commits all possible support to Vietnam’s assumption of ASEAN Chair
2020 and appreciates Vietnam’s role in the Comprehensive and Progressive
Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), he said.
expressed his hope that both sides will soon conclude the Regional Comprehensive
Economic Partnership (RCEP) deal.
East Sea issue, he said Singapore consistently advocates that every dispute must
be settled by peaceful means to ensure maritime and aviation security and