|PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his wife arrive at Henri Coanda International Airport.
During the visit, PM Phuc is scheduled to have talks with his Romanian counterpart Viorica Dancila, and meet with President Klaus Iohannis, President of the Senate Calin Popescu Tariceanu and President of the Chamber of Deputies Liviu Dragnea.
Phuc will also attend and give a speech at the Vietnam-Romania Business Forum and the talk with representatives of Romanian localities having cooperative ties with Vietnam.
After his arrival, PM Phuc is set to visit Prahova where he will have a working session with its governor, and meet with the Vietnamese Embassy’s staff and representatives of the Vietnamese community in the country.
Vietnam and Romania officially established their diplomatic ties in February 1950 and both nations have enjoyed growing friendship and cooperation. They have redoubled efforts to reach a trade revenue target of US$500 million in the time ahead, in lieu of just US$200 million at present.
The official visit to Romania by PM Phuc and his wife reiterates Vietnam’s unwavering foreign policy of treasuring deepening the traditional friendship and cooperation with the European country in a more-oriented manner.
This visit, the first by a Vietnamese PM to Romania since 1977, is expected to open up plenty of opportunities for Vietnam to get Romania’s support in the ties with the European Union (EU), especially in accelerating the signing of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) during the country’s rotating EU Presidency in the first half of 2019.
Addition, the visit also looks to further boost the two sides’ coordination at international forums and map out plans to prepare for the 70th anniversary of their diplomatic ties.
The two nations aim to seek stronger cooperation across politics, economics, trade-investment, education-training, culture-tourism, agriculture, labour, and local partnership.