|Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (R) welcomes Chair of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Vision Group and former Foreign Minister of Peru Allan Wagner
Minh said he is glad to see great progress in Vietnam-Peru relations over the past few years and affirmed Vietnam’s recognition of great importance to expanding its comprehensive cooperation with Peru on economics, trade, and investment in particular.
Minh highly appreciated the role of Peru and Allan Wagner as the APEC Vision Group’s Chair and suggested both sides continue their closer coordination in outlining new orientations for post 2020 APEC cooperation.
Wagner, in turn, lauded Vietnam’s achievements in Doi Moi (Renewal) and international integration processes as well as its role in and contributions to the forum over the past two decades, particularly the success of the APEC Year 2017.
He consented to continue forging the two countries’ relations and maintaining their coordination at multilateral forums, especially the United Nations and the APEC, as well as carrying out the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
Wagner also pledged to augment collaboration between Vietnam and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) with Latin American nations, while extolling Vietnam’s role in initiating the establishment of the APEC Vision Group at the 2017 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting, as well as its contributions as the group’s Vice Chair.
The two sides agreed on close coordination to build a new APEC vision to enhance free and open trade and investment, regional economic links, and maintain the role of the Asia-Pacific region as the driving force for global economic growth and connectivity.