Vietnamese PM receives New South Wales’ leaders

Friday, 2018-03-16 18:12:04
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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (right) receives the Premier of New South Wales Gladys Berejiklian. (Photo: VGP)
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NDO – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception for Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Governer David Hurley of New South Wales, immediately after his arrival in Sydney on March 16.

At the event, PM Phuc expressed his gratitude to the leaders and people of New South Wales for the warm hospitality extended to him and his delegation.

The Vietnamese Government leader hoped that New South Wales would continue to play a leading role in enhancing the cooperation with Vietnam, particularly in the major fields of trade, investment, education, science-technology and tourism.

He also called for favourable conditions from the New South Wales’ Government for Overseas Vietnamese residing in the region.

For her part, Premier Gladys Berejiklian appreciated the friendship between Vietnam and New South Wales, affirming that the Strategic Partnership would create more opportunities for the two sides to expand their cooperation.

Sydney is implementing a AUD80 billion plan to upgrade its infrastructure, which is considered as preparation for welcoming investment, tourists, students and cooperation opportunities from Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, added the Premier.

She also noted that the state’s government would create favourable condition for the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) to open its representative office in the city.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets with Governor of New South Wales David Hurley. (Photo: VGP)

Governor David Hurley shared that universities in Australia, especially New South Wales, have welcomed more Vietnamese students, affirming that the Australian authorities would encourage their students to learn Vietnamese.

On the same day, during the meeting with former Premier of New South Wales Marie Bashir, a close friend of the Vietnamese people, PM Phuc appreciated her contribution to Vietnam’s socio-economic development, particularly in education and healthcare.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc receives former Premier Marie Bashir. (Photo: VGP)

Former Premier Marie Bashir recalled her good feelings of the land and people of Vietnam, affirming that she would make further efforts to contribute to strengthening the friendship and Strategic Partnership between Vietnam and Australia.