Singapore affirms high priority for relations with Vietnam

(VOVWORLD) - Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien-Loong on Tuesday affirmed that Singapore gives high priority to relations with Vietnam during phone talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Minh Chinh.
Singapore affirms high priority for relations with Vietnam - ảnh 1PM Pham Minh Chinh has phone talks with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien-Loong on April 20, 2021. (Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs)  

Calling Mr. Chinh to congratulate him over his election as Prime Minister of Vietnam, Mr. Lee appreciated Vietnam’s success in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and in socio-economic development as well as external relations.

PM Chinh said he hopes to work closely with the Singaporean PM to further promote the strategic partnership between the two countries across the fields.

The leaders agreed to bolster joint work in fields of the countries’ potential and strength, such as finance, information technology, agro-fisheries, education-training, and infrastructure, while seeking to expand cooperation in areas related to the Fourth Industrial Revolution like clean energy, smart city, innovation, digital economy, as well as the sharing of experience in management, economic development, and human resources training.  

They agreed to boost cooperation in responding to COVID-19 and facilitating the repatriation of each other’s citizens, and accelerate negotiations on travel preferential regulations between the two countries toward resuming safe commercial flights.

The two PMs affirmed their resolve to make active contribution to building a strong, united and resilient ASEAN Community with a central role and common voice in regional and international peace and security issues.