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Vietnamese President meets world leaders in Peru

Hanoi, November 20 (VNA) – Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang had a busy day on November 19 (local time) hosting leaders of countries on the sidelines of the 24 th High-level Week of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum in Lima, Peru.

In the meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the two leaders agreed that the Vietnam-China Comprehensive Strategic Cooperative Partnership in the past years has maintained positive progress.

They held that increasing political trust and promoting deep and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties and States are in line with the basic interests of the Vietnamese and Chinese people.

The leaders shared the view that in the context of sophisticated developments of the world and region situation, the two sides need to frequently carry out strategic exchanges, satisfactorily resolve disputes and promote cooperation for the common interest of the two countries’ peoples as well as for peace, stability and development in the region.

President Quang expressed his wish that the two countries would continue to maintain the exchange of high-ranking delegations and meetings as well as boost practical cooperation between ministries, localities as well as exchanges of people and youths.

He recommended China to coordinate with Vietnam to ensure balanced and sustainable bilateral trade, and improve the quality and effectiveness of Chinese-invested projects in Vietnam and resolve difficulties in cooperation fields.

Sharing the opinions with President Tran Dai Quang, Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to boost political grounds for the bilateral relationship and wished the two countries to make the best use of the steering committee for Vietnam-China bilateral cooperation to further promote win-win cooperative ties in different fields, including infrastructure.

At the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the two leaders expressed their pleasure at the rapid development of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.

They wished Vietnam and Russia would join hands to lay a solid foundation for bilateral relationship in all fields from economic, trade, investment to education and security-defence.

President Quang recommended the two countries to maintain the exchange of delegations and meetings at all levels and closely coordinate in implementing the Vietnam-Eurasia free trade agreement.

He requested the Russian side to create favourable conditions for Vietnam to export consumer commodities, seafood and aquatic products to Russia and have measures to protect legal rights and interests of Vietnamese who are living and working in Russia.

President Putin affirmed Russia treasures the traditional friendship relationship and multifaceted cooperation with Vietnam and is willing to boost bilateral relations, especially in such fields as economy, trade, education-training, and science-technology.

Stressing the landmark of the Vietnam-Eurasia free trade agreement in the bilateral relationship, President Putin believed that the good implementation of the agreement will open up opportunities to expand the Russia-Vietnam comprehensive strategic partnership.

During their meeting, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and President Tran Dai Quang are pleased at the development of the Vietnam-Chile comprehensive partnership in many fields.

As the two countries are celebrating the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties (1971-2016), President Quang recommended the two sides to promote the signing of cooperation agreements to further facilitate the bilateral relationship.

The Vietnamese leader wished Chile to closely cooperate and effectively support the APEC Year 2017 in Vietnam and affirmed Vietnam endorses Chile’s hosting of the APEC Year in 2019.

For her part, President Bachelet affirmed Chile treasures and is willing to further boost the comprehensive partnership with Vietnam. Chile supports and is ready to closely coordinate for the success of the APEC Year Vietnam 2017 and APEC Chile 2019, she added.

In his reception for Canadian Prime Minister Justine Trudeau, President Quang appreciated the importance of cooperation in education and training between the two countries and recommended Canada to create more favourable conditions for Vietnamese to study and research in Canada, maintaining Vietnam’s position as the Southeast Asina country with most students in Canada.

PM Trudeau expressed his willingness to boost economic and trade relationship with Vietnam and appreciated Vietnam’s role in the region and affirmed to continue closely coordinate with Vietnam in regional and international forums and organisations.

On the same day, President Tran Dai Quang also received Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill. In the meeting, President Quang affirmed Vietnam always wants to boost relationship with Papua New Guinea and other island countries in the South Pacific Ocean.

PM O’Neill appreciated Vietnam’s important socio-economic achievements as well as its increasing role in ASEAN, the region and the world and affirmed Papua New Guinea will continue closely coordinate with Vietnam in the APEC Year Vietnam 2017 and APEC Year Papua New Guinea 2018.

The two sides agreed to make the relationship more practical and boost the exchange of all-level delegations and soon hold talks and sign cooperation agreements in fields like trade, investment, agriculture, mining, fishery.

In the meeting with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, President Quang said the two countries need to increase the exchange of delegations and recommended Australia to create more favourable conditions for Vietnam to export agricultural products to the Australian market.

President Quang also met with US President Barrack Obama, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Brunei King Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

In these meetings, President Quang invited the leaders to attend the High-level APEC Week 2017 in Vietnam.