President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) and his Singaporean host Halimah Yacob at their meeting on February 25 (Photo: VNA)
– The 3-day state visit that concluded on February 26 by President Nguyen Xuan Phuc to Singapore is a fine success that helps realise
the policy of foreign relations set by the 13th National Party Congress of prioritising the
comprehensive development of relations with neighbouring countries and the
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
In an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency on the
outcomes of the visit, Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung also affirmed the trip
helps push up Vietnam’s strategic partnership with Singapore, consolidate
international partners and friends and people’s trust on the advocates,
policies and development future of Vietnam; and create trust from and encouragement
to Singaporean firms to do long-term business and to broaden their investment
Prominent among the outcomes of the visit are that the two
sides agreed on major directions to further deepen bilateral relations and
cooperation in all fields; it contributes greatly to the attraction of
resources to the economic recovery; it affirms that Vietnam and Singapore are
trustable strategic partners in various regional and international issues of
mutual concern; and it manifests the Party and State’s attention to the
community of the Vietnamese origin in Singapore in particular and in foreign
countries in general, Dung highlighted.
On how to realise the outcomes of the visit, the official
said efforts should be focused on the preparations for the holding of the
activities to mark the 50th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic
relations and the 10 anniversary of the bilateral strategic partnership; the
coordination with Singaporean partners in accelerating the effective implementation
of the agreements signed during the visit; and the active creation of favourable
conditions and environment for attracting investment and trade from Singapore.
The Foreign Ministry will make preparations to provide a good
service for the exchanges of high-level visits between the two countries and
join hands with relevant ministries, authorities, localities and firms in
cooperating with Singapore, Deputy Minister Dung stressed./.