At the meeting between Chairman of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Le Hoai Trung (R) and Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and head of the external relations commission of the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) of Singapore(Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) -
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 June 22.
Congratulating the Vietnamese people’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
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
Host and guest 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./.