05/09/2016 14:29 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnam with Brunei and Singapore Foster the Implementation of Agreements

State President Tran Dai Quang has wrapped up successfully his State-level visits to Brunei and Singapore from August 26-30, 2016. The visits aimed at reinforcing and strengthening the relations of Vietnam with the two countries and also were opportunities for Vietnam and the two nations to promote the implementation of agreements reached in many fields.
During the visits, State President Tran Dai Quang had meetings and talks with Bruneian Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and attended many important activities. 


 Bruneian Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah hosts
the welcoming ceremony for State President Tran Dai Quang at the Istana Nurul Iman. Photo: Nhan Sang/VNA

Bruneian Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah receives
State President Tran Dai Quang at the Istana Nurul Iman. Photo: Nhan Sang/VNA


State President Tran Dai Quang witnesses the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding
to foster economic cooperation between Vietnam and Brunei. Photo: Nhan Sang/VNA

State President Tran Dai Quang attends and addresses the Vietnam – Brunei Business Forum. Photo: Nhan Sang/VNA


State President Tran Dai Quang visits the Brunei LNG. Photo: Nhan Sang/VNA

 

Leaders of Brunei and Singapore highlighted the visits a “historical milestones” that created opportunities for the two sides to boost cooperation in all fields. Therefore, the leaders of Vietnam, Brunei and Singapore wished to foster cooperation in all fields, including politics, security, defense, economics, trade, investment, culture, education and people-to-people exchanges; actively accelerate the implementation of agreements reached in various fields, especially economics, defense, oil and gas and agriculture.

Regarding the East Sea issue, the leaders affirmed the significance of maintaining peace and stability in the region as well as aviation and navigation freedom in the East Sea, and settling disputes through peaceful measures. Singapore supports Vietnam’s stance in the East Sea issue, including the respect of legal process and diplomacy; not using or threatening to use force, based on international law, particularly the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); the full and effective implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC); and close coordination to soon reach a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC).
 


Singaporean President Tony Tan chairs the welcoming ceremony for
State President Tran Dai Quang at the Istana. Photo: Nhan Sang/VNA


State President Tran Dai Quang holds talks with his Singaporean counterpart Tony Tan. Photo: Nhan Sang/VNA


State President Tran Dai Quang meets with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Photo: Nhan Sang/VNA


State President Tran Dai Quang receives Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean. Photo: Nhan Sang/VNA



State President Tran Dai Quang receives Goh Chok Tong, Senior Minister of Singapore. Photo: Nhan Sang/VNA


State President Tran Dai Quang delivers a speech at the 38th Singapore Lecture. Photo: Nhan Sang/VNA 

 

During the visits, State President Tran Dai Quang delivered a speech at the 38th Singapore Lecture hosted by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS). It is a prestigious forum for famous politicians in the world speaking about recent issues to the Singaporean public which draws much participation of cabinets, scholars and policymakers of Singapore.

The speech of State President Tran Dai Quang underlined sustainable development given rapid and complicated developments in the Asian-Pacific region that have multidimensional influence in the area’s development. It also stressed intra-ASEAN cooperation to forge economic ties between member states, especially between Vietnam and Singapore.
 

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