Australian public impressed by PM Albanese’s Vietnam visit

(VOVWORLD) - The Australian media has published many articles about the just concluded two-day official visit to Vietnam by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

  Australian public impressed by PM Albanese’s Vietnam visit  - ảnh 1Screen shot of the article on PM Albanese’s visit to Vietnam on the Sydney Morning Herald. (Photo: VOV)

ABC News reported that during the visit, the two sides signed several agreements, including a 105-million-AUD package to help Vietnam decarbonise its economy toward achieving its commitment to net zero emissions by 2050.

They also agreed to cooperate in information sharing and establish regular meetings of the two trade ministers.

The two PMs were delighted that two new air routes were launched – a Hanoi–Melbourne route by Vietnam Airlines and a Vietjet Air route connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Brisbane.

The Financial Review quoted the Australian Prime Minister as saying that he wants Vietnam to become one of its top partners, adding that he hopes the two will soon upgrade their relations to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.

Australian media were impressed that Prime Minister Albanese tried bia hoi, locally-brewed beer often drunk by Hanoians on hot summer days, and banh mi, a delicious Vietnamese sandwich popular with visitors.

What the Australian press emphasized was that both the beer and the sandwich baguette were made from barley and wheat flour imported from Australia.

The Sydney Morning Herald’s headline was: "Banh mi, beer and friendship on the menu for Albanese in Vietnam".