Bucharest (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc
on April 15 held talks in Bucharest with his host PM of Romania Viorica Dancila
during his official visit to the European country from April 14-16.
At the talks, the two leaders expressed their joy at the
fine development of the bilateral relations of traditional friendship and
multifaceted cooperation over the past nearly 70 years since the establishment
of diplomatic relations in 1950. The Romanian leader affirmed importance to the
relations with Vietnam and stressed that the ongoing visit by PM Phuc is an
important milestone in the bilateral relations. She also spoke highly of
Vietnam’s socio-economic achievements and rising role in the region and the
The two leaders exchanged ideas on measures to further push
up bilateral relations in the fields of great potential like politics,
diplomacy, security and national defence, economy, trade, investment, education
and training, labour, culture, tourism, agriculture and food processing. They
spoke highly of the cooperation between the two countries’ localities over the
recent past, taking this as a direction for the traditional cooperation between
the two sides.
The two PMs agreed to increase the exchange of high-level
delegations and effectively implement existing bilateral cooperation mechanisms.
The two sides should make active preparations for the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic relations.
The host PM said the Vietnamese community in Romania is
small but quite trustworthy and integrating well, making contributions to the
socio-economic development of the host country. Meanwhile, PM Phuc thanked his
host and the Romanian government for the facilitation of the community.
Besides bilateral issues, the two PMs also exchanged ideas
on international and regional issues of mutual concern, sharing the vision on
and commitments to the acceleration of bilateral cooperation at international
forums and organisations. They affirmed the importance of the maintenance of
peace, security and stability for cooperation and development, the solution of
differences and disputes by peaceful means in line with the international law,
the charter of the United Nations and the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the
PM Phuc invited the Romanian PM to pay an official visit to
Vietnam. The invitation was accepted and will be arranged at a convenient time.
Following the talks, the two leaders witnessed the signing
of a cooperation memorandum of understanding on agriculture, animal health and
food safety, and chaired a joint press conference on the outcome of the