28/08/2017 10:37 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnamese, Turkish PMs seek ways to beef up bilateral trade ties

Vietnam and Turkey have agreed to raise bilateral trade turnover to US$4 billion by 2020 while celebrating the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties next year. During Prime Minister Binali Yildirim’s official visit to Vietnam from August 22-24 2017, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Turkish counterpart Binali Yildirim concurred to strengthen exchanges of visits and local municipal cooperation.
At the meetings, the Vietnamese and Turkish leaders agreed to increase the exchange of delegations at all levels and encourage cooperation between ministries, sectors and localities of the two countries.

Lauding the outcomes of the two countries’ Joint Committee’s seventh meeting in July, the two PMs stressed their determination to raise two-way trade to 4 billion USD in 2020 through boosting trade and investment promotion activities.

The two sides agreed to work closely to step up cooperation in transportation, especially aviation and maritime affiliation, science-technology, culture-education, security-defense and people-to-people diplomacy.
 

The welcome ceremony for Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim at the Presidental Palace. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc receives Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc holds talks with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


The two PMs witnessed the cooperation documents signing ceremony between the two countries. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Turkish counterpart Binali Yildirim attended the Vietnam-Turkish Business Forum in
Hanoi on August 24. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA



National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has said the visit of Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim is a new milestone in bilateral ties and reiterated the importance that Vietnam attaches to Turkey as an important trade partner, while welcoming the Turkish PM in Hanoi on August 23. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA
 
Vietnam asked Turkey to recognize Vietnam’s market economy soon and remove a number of unreasonable taxes and fees on Vietnamese products such as footwear, fiber, belts, air conditioners and cell phones.

Concerning the East Sea issue, PM Binali Yildirim voiced support for Vietnam’s efforts in maintaining stability in the region in general and the East Sea in particular, as well as the stance of Vietnam and ASEAN countries on settling disputes in the East Sea by peaceful methods via dialogues and with respect for international law.

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