Ruling parties of Vietnam, Singapore seek stronger cooperation

(VOVWORLD) - Chairman of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Le Hoai Trung received Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and head of the external relations commission of the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) of Singapore, in Hanoi on Tuesday.
Ruling parties of Vietnam, Singapore seek stronger cooperation - ảnh 1Ruling parties of Vietnam, Singapore seek stronger cooperation (Photo: VNA)

Congratulating Vietnam's achievements under the CPV’s leadership, particularly in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic and sustaining socio-economic growth, Balakrishnan said Vietnam, which was one of a few nations recording positive growth in 2020, is a trustworthy destination of Singaporean investors.

He stressed that good relations between leaders of the two countries are a solid political foundation that creates conditions for bilateral cooperation in all other fields. The collaboration between the two ruling parties is an important factor of the Vietnam-Singapore strategic partnership, the official noted.
Trung, who is also a member of the CPV Central Committee, said Balakrishnan’s current visit to Vietnam is an important milestone and contributes positively to relations between the two ruling parties as well as the Vietnam - Singapore strategic partnership.
They discussed measures to promote cooperation between the two parties and the two states.
Exchanging their views on regional and international issues, the two officials agreed to continue to sustain mutual coordination and consultation at regional forums such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum to maintain a regional environment of peace, stability, friendship, cooperation and development.