Facilitating the export of Vietnamese agricultural and aquatic products
On the morning of April 4, at the Government headquarters, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh had a meeting with the Governor General Australia David Hurley is on a state visit to Vietnam.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh agreed to evaluate the strategic partnership between Vietnam and Vietnam. Australia there are many strong developments.
In particular, economic and trade cooperation between the two countries is a bright spot, with two-way trade turnover in 2022 reaching nearly 15.7 billion USD, up nearly 27% compared to 2021, bringing Australia became the 7th largest trading partner of Vietnam and Vietnam became the 10th largest trading partner of Australia.
Prime Minister suggested Australia create more favorable conditions for Vietnamese agricultural and aquatic products to access the market Australia to balance the bilateral trade balance.
The Prime Minister affirmed that Vietnam welcomes large enterprises and investment funds of Vietnam Australia to Vietnam to invest in fields such as renewable energy, infrastructure, telecommunications, finance – banking, education, high-tech agriculture, digital transformation, mining, agriculture, aviation, tourism calendar….
The Prime Minister also proposed Australia creating favorable conditions for Vietnamese enterprises to invest in the fields of mining, agriculture, aviation, tourism…
Regarding security and defense cooperation, the Prime Minister proposed Australia continue to support Vietnam in training, capacity building and English, cooperation in the prevention of transnational crimes, counter-terrorism, economic crimes, drug and high-tech crimes; Cybersecurity cooperation…
Australia supports ASEAN’s position on the East Sea issue
Governor-General David Hurley highly appreciated the proposals of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh. He emphasized that the two countries are two highly complementary economies Australia is in the process of expanding and diversifying its trading partners, in which regional countries are the priority.
Mr. David Hurley said that the two sides also need to promote cooperation in other fields such as education, tourism, agriculture, people-to-people exchanges…
He also agreed to exchange experiences in tourism development, especially with a number of tourism products, which are strengths of Australia such as community tourism, green tourism, study tourism, health tourism.
The Governor-General of Australia also highly appreciated the establishment of the Vietnam Center by the two sides. Australia at the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics as well as Vietnam’s favorable conditions for RMIT University to expand its operations in Vietnam.
The Governor-General of Australia also affirmed Australia will support Vietnam to achieve the goal of reducing net emissions to “zero” by 2050; coordinate with Vietnam and Laos to organize the ASEAN High-Level Dialogue Forum – Australia on climate change and energy transition.
Talking about regional and international cooperation, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Governor-General David Hurley highly appreciated that the two countries have closely coordinated and supported each other at regional and international forums, especially are at the United Nations, APEC, and ASEAN.
Governor-General David Hurley affirmed that Australia supports ASEAN’s position on the East Sea issue; agreed that the parties should make efforts to maintain peace, stability, security, safety and freedom of navigation and overflight in the East Sea; respect international law, especially the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 1982; seriously implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) and develop an effective and efficient Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC) in accordance with international law.