Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc receives Liberian foreign minister
Friday, 2017-12-08 15:41:55
NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received Liberian Foreign Minister Marjon Vashti Kamara in Hanoi on December 8, where he asked his guest to push for the provision of favourable conditions for Vietnamese investment in Liberia.
Welcoming the minister’s working visit to Vietnam, PM Phuc said he believes that after this trip, the two countries will make new strides in their relations with the implementation of concrete projects meeting the aspirations of the two countries’ leaders and people.
He asked the two sides, which boast sound bilateral relations, to increase delegation exchange at all levels. As the potential for cooperation remains huge, especially in trade and investment, Vietnam and Liberia should make all efforts to enhance cooperation in all aspects.
The PM encouraged attempts to strongly boost bilateral trade, which is just US$35.3 million at present, and create optimal conditions for each other’s businesses to promote trade, exchange delegations, and participate in fairs and exhibitions held in their countries.
Phuc also asked Liberia to support Vietnam’s candidacy for non-permanent membership at the United Nations Security Council for 2020-2021 and to recognise the full market economy status of Vietnam.
Meanwhile, the two foreign ministries need to collaborate closely on stepping up bilateral cooperation activities in all spheres, he added.
At the meeting, Minister Kamara expressed her admiration for Vietnam’s struggle for national independence and subsequent development efforts.
Informing her host about the outcomes of talks with the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, she said the two sides agreed on many concrete aspects of cooperation reinforcement to maximise their countries’ advantages.
They also signed an agreement on visa exemption for diplomatic and official passport holders of Vietnam and Liberia, which will strengthen connections between the two Governments and peoples.
The minister also voiced her hope that her visit will give a boost to the two countries’ friendship and cooperation in the future.