Vietnam, Brunei issue joint statement

(VOVworld) – Vietnam and Brunei issued a joint statement on the occasion of the State visit of Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang to Brunei from August 26-28.

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Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang (L) and Brunei's Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah (R)

During the visit, both leaders exchanged views on bilateral relations as well as on regional and international issues of common interest in a warm and cordial atmosphere. They looked forward to commemorate the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2017 with activities to deepen mutual understanding and people-to-people linkages.

They underscored the importance of enhancing bilateral cooperation in trade and investment, energy, agriculture, fisheries, education, labour, air services, people-to-people exchange and defence. Both sides also looked forward to explore cooperation in the areas of transnational crimes, extradition and transfer of sentenced persons.

The two leaders reiterated their commitment to deepen economic relations between Brunei Darussalam and Vietnam with the objective of reaching a bilateral trade target of 500 million USD by the year 2025 and facilitate greater business and investment opportunities between the two countries.

They reaffirmed their commitment to upholding peace, stability, and prosperity in the region, including advancing ASEAN community building efforts through the full and effective implementation of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025. To these ends, both sides emphasised the importance of peaceful resolution of disputes in the region.

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