During the meeting on the sidelines of the 26th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Charlot Salwai told Phuc that Vanuatu places importance on its friendship and cooperation with Vietnam and expressed his hope that both sides will strengthen delegation exchange to beef up their cooperation in the time to come.
Charlot Salwai briefed PM Phuc on his country’s plan to open a consulate general office in Ho Chi Minh City, adding that Vanuatu will continue to offer favourable conditions for the Vietnamese community in the country, thus facilitating their contributions to the nation’s development and the bilateral relation.
PM Phuc, in turn, hailed Vanuatu’s decision to set up a consulate general office in HCM City, while informing that Vietnam will also assign a honorary consul to Vanuatu.
Both sides consented to effectively carry out the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on technical and development cooperation between the two nations, to speed up negotiations and signing of agreements on visa exemption for holders of diplomatic and official passports; and on cooperation in the fields of aviation, forestry, fishery and aquaculture.
They also underlined the importance of maintaining a peaceful and stable environment in the region and the regional order on the basis of respect for international law and ensuring the security, safety and freedom of aviation and navigation.