Heightening Vietnam-Singapore Strategic Partnership

(VOVworld)- President Tran Dai Quang has affirmed Vietnam’s consistent policy of treasuring and fostering the Strategic Partnership with Singapore to make ties more trustworthy and effective.
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President Tran Dai Quang held talks with Singapore's President Tony Tan Keng

At his talks with Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam on August 29 following an official ceremony to welcome his State visit to Singapore in the Istana Presidential Palace, President Quang lauded great achievements of the Singaporean Government and people, especially in economic development.  Singapore’s President also expressed belief that President Tran Dai Quang’s visit will significantly contribute to bringing the bilateral Strategic Partnership to the next level. Both sides agreed to strengthen the exchanges of high-level and all level delegations to boost cooperation between sectors in specific areas. President Tran Dai Quang praised Singapore for being the leading trade and investment partner of Vietnam over the years. The two sides also agreed to foster affiliation in different areas, such as defense, security, education, tourism, culture, and people-to-people exchange.

On the same day, President Tran Dai Quang had a meeting with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong who expressed his delight at the growing Singapore-Vietnam Strategic Partnership, especially in trade and investment. The Prime Minister declared that he will support Vietnam in the organization of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) Summit in 2017.

The Vietnamese State leader appreciated Singapore’s support for Vietnam’s State personnel training. He shared Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s idea of further expanding the bilateral ties in the future for the benefit of both peoples and for peace, stability and prosperity in the region and the world. The two leaders agreed to speed up the effective implementation of the Vietnam-Singapore Connectivity Framework Agreement. The two sides agreed on the increase of partnerships on defence, security, education, tourism and culture. They agreed to continue their close coordination and mutual support at regional and world forums while working closely to strengthen the group’s unity and maintain its central role in the regional security architecture. They highlighted ASEAN’s common stance in dealing with disputes in the region, stressing the need to maintain peace, stability and maritime security and safety in the East Sea. They agreed on the settlement of disputes in the East Sea through all peaceful measures as well as the willingness to work with parties for the full and effective implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea as well as the early formation of a Code of Conduct in the East Sea. Also that day, President Tran Dai Quang and his wife paid floral tributes to President Ho Chi Minh’s statue placed in a park in front of the Asian Civilisation Museum. Later that day, President Yam hosted a state banquet for President Tran Dai Quang and the Vietnamese delegation.