PM Phuc meets world leaders on G20 Summit sidelines

VOV.VN - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met many world leaders on the fringes of the ongoing G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 28.

The leaders expressed their desire to boost ties with Vietnam and congratulated the country on winning a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council for the 2020 – 2021 tenure. 

They voiced support for Vietnam in its role as ASEAN Chair 2020 and wanted to promote relations with the bloc as a contribution to peace, stability, cooperation, development, security, maritime and aviation safety in the region. 

President of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker congratulated Vietnam and the EU on the upcoming signing of the European Union – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU – Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) in Hanoi on June 30.

He said hopes that both sides would strive to expedite the European Parliament’s ratification of the deals this year to deliver benefits to their peoples and businesses. 

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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping
PM Phuc and Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to accelerate the implementation of agreements already reached by leaders of the two countries and facilitate the exchange of high-level visits towards deepening bilateral ties.

US President Donald Trump showed support for the strategic energy cooperation and asked for building balanced and mutually-beneficial trade ties. He welcomed the Vietnamese Government’s determination and drastic actions to combat trade frauds. 

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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and US President Donald Trump
The two sides also touched upon key cooperation areas, including trade and energy the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade and the US Department of Energy will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding on energy cooperation and import of liquefied natural gas from the US in the near future.

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau agreed with his Vietnamese counterpart’s suggestion to expand comprehensive cooperation with a particular focus on effectively tapping the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and broadening ties in finance, high-tech, agriculture and renewable energy. He also promised to step up education collaboration, making it easier for Vietnamese students to study in Canada. 

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 PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau
PM Phuc and Indian PM Narendra Modi promised to further deepen economic, trade, energy, national defence-security, education-training, cultural exchange, tourism ties and aviation connectivity. 

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera expressed his wish to further foster ties with Vietnam within bilateral and multilateral frameworks. 

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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) and Chilean President Sebastian
General Director of the World Health Organisation Tedros Adhanom affirmed commitment to promoting ties with Vietnam and greatly valued the country’s achievements in public health care. He voiced his hope that Vietnam will share its experience at the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage scheduled for September in New York. 

The Vietnamese Government leader also held brief talks with Presidents of France, Turkey and Argentina, and Prime Ministers of Canada, Singapore and the Netherlands on ways to augument bilateral ties and cooperation on regional and global issues of common concern.