Brunei, Vietnam look to stronger affiliation

VOV.VN - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Brunei Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah consented to further foster bilateral partnership in trade, industry, agriculture and tourism at their meeting on April 29 on the sidelines of the 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila.

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The two leaders expressed their delight at the progress of the traditional relations and all-around cooperation between Vietnam and Brunei.

They agreed to intensify high-level delegation exchange and work hand in hand to improve operation of the Vietnam-Brunei Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation, the two countries’ joint naval working group and other bilateral cooperation mechanisms.

PM Phuc said he hopes Brunei will increase investment in Vietnam, particularly in the fields of infrastructure development, energy, food processing for export, and oil and gas exploitation.

He asked Brunei to facilitate Vietnamese enterprises' investment in oil and gas and related services and farm produce in Brunei. 

The 30th ASEAN Summit, under the theme “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World”, is expected to see the presence of leaders of the 10 ASEAN member countries. It is the first summit in 2017 under the Philippines’s ASEAN chairmanship.