Vietnam, Indonesia aims at 10 billion USD bilateral trade

(VOVWORLD) - The Vietnamese and Indonesian leaders on Friday pledged to continue to facilitate business, promote trade, and soon resume flights, striving to reach a bilateral trade turnover of 10 billion USD towards balance, recovery and sustainable economic development after the pandemic.

Vietnam, Indonesia aims at 10 billion USD bilateral trade  - ảnh 1Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Indonesian President Joko Widodo have a bilateral meeting on April 23, 2021, ahead of the ASEAN Leaders' Meeting. (Photo: VGP Nhat Bac)

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh paid a courtesy visit to Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday afternoon at the Bogor Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia. Both leaders pledged to deal with all arising problems in the spirit of a Strategic Partnership and mutual benefit.

At the meeting, President Widodo said Indonesia attaches great importance to and wishes to develop the traditional friendship and strategic partnership with Vietnam to new heights. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh highly appreciated Indonesia's efforts in the fight against COVID-19 and expressed his belief that Indonesia will overcome its difficulties, control the disease, and recover towards the realization of Indonesia Vision 2045.

Vietnam, Indonesia aims at 10 billion USD bilateral trade  - ảnh 2At the meeting, the two leaders exchange views on important directions in bilateral cooperation and multilateral issues. (Photo: VGP / Nhat Bac)

The two leaders agreed on the need to strengthen exchanges at high-level and all channels with flexible forms; effectively implement bilateral cooperation mechanisms and agreements, especially the Action Program for 2019-2023 to implement the Strategic Partnership and the Bilateral Defense Cooperation Vision for 2018-2022.

Both affirmed that they will continue to cooperate closely and effectively at regional and international forums, especially in ASEAN, APEC and UN; work with other ASEAN countries to constantly strengthen solidarity and promote ASEAN's centrality in regional strategic issues, including the East Sea; closely coordinate in implementing the DOC and negotiate to soon achieve an effective, efficient COC in accordance with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

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