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Prime Minister’s visits broaden cooperation with Czech, Romania

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s official visits to Romania and the Czech Republic from April 14-18 have opened up new investment and cooperation opportunities for Vietnam and the two countries.
Vietnam-Czech economic cooperation boosted

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s visit to the Czech Republic from April 16-18 has deepened the two countries’ friendship and lifted bilateral ties to a new height.

The visit offered a chance for both sides to discuss measures to boost cooperation in economics, trade, investment, education-training and labor export, as well as regional and international issues of mutual concern.


Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andrej Babis hosts a welcoming ceremony for Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc
and his entourage in Prague. In the photo: The two Prime Ministers review the honor guard. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA



PM Phuc holds talks with his Czech counterpart Andrej Babis. Photo: Thong Nha/VNA


The two Prime Ministers hold a press conference after their talks. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA






They witness the signing of cooperation documents between enterprises of the two countries. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


They attend the Vietnam – Czech Business Forum. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


 
The Vietnamese Prime Minister has a meeting with Czech President Milos Zeman. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


PM Phuc has a meeting with Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic Radek Vondracek. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


PM Phuc has a reception for Chairman of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia Vojtech Filip in Prague. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


The Vietnamese leader receives the Executive Board of the Union of Vietnamese Associations in Europe (UVAE) in Prague. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


PM Phuc and his spouse visit SAPA Commercial Center in Prague and
meet with overseas Vietnamese in the country. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA

 

In 2012, Vietnam was the only ASEAN country listed by the Czech Republic as one of its 12 key markets in foreign trade during 2012-2020.
Bilateral economic, trade, and investment relations have been reinforced over the past few years, but have not yet met potential. Last year, bilateral trade stayed at a modest 307 million US dollars and Vietnam ranked 36th among more than 200 trade partners of the Czech Republic.

The Czech now ranks 42nd of 101 nations and territories investing in Vietnam, with 38 projects worth a total 90 million US dollars. The projects focus on real estate, beer, electrical equipment and construction materials. Investment areas in which the Czech Republic has strength include energy, locomotives and compartments, bus, metro, agricultural machines and irrigation equipment.

To date, the two countries have signed agreements on double taxation avoidance, economic cooperation and investment protection and promotion, crime prevention and control, and transfer of convicts. They have also cooperated in culture, education, science and sports.

As a member of the EU, the Czech Republic considers Vietnam a traditional and potential trade partner, and a bridge connecting its exports to ASEAN.


New momentum for Vietnam-Romania relations

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s official visit to Romania from April 14-16 has reiterated Vietnam’s consistent foreign policy of treasuring and deepening the traditional friendship and cooperation with the European country in a more practical and efficient manner.


A welcoming ceremony for Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his entourage is held solemnly in Bucharest.
In the photo: PM Phuc and his Romanian counterpart Viorica Dancila review the honor guard. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA



The two Prime Ministers hold talks. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


 They hold a press conference after their talks. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


PM Phuc has a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Werner Iohannis. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA 


The meeting between the Vietnamese Prime Minister and the Romanian President. Photo: Thong Nhat / VNA 


 
PM Phuc has a meeting with President of the Romanian Senate Calin Popescu Tariceanu. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


He also meets with President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Romanian Parliament Liviu Dragnea. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


 PM Phuc attends the Vietnam-Romania Business Forum. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA




The Vietnamese PM and Romanian Deputy PM Viorel Stefan witness the signing of
cooperation documents  between the two countries at the forum. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA 

The visit further boosted bilateral cooperation in politics, economics, trade-investment, education-training, culture-tourism, agriculture, labor, and local partnership.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Romania Dang Tran Phong said the countries had conditions to expand ties in trade, energy, agriculture, processing industry, information technology, science-technology, and environmental protection.

The signing and implementation of cooperation programs on education-training, culture, and science-technology, along with people-to-people exchange also greatly helped boost bilateral relations.

Stronger relations between Vietnamese and Romanian localities have been recorded as seen through cooperation deals between Hanoi and Bucharest capitals, Da Nang and Timisoara cities, Lao Cai province and Hunedoara county, Iasi and Hue cities, and Ben Tre province and Tulcea county.

The two sides are also accelerating the implementation of a project on “Establishing a pilot biodiversity conservation area for sustainable ecotourism development and a knowledge center for ecotourism development in the Mekong Delta” in Ben Tre province.


Story: VNP - Photos: VNA

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