Deputy Minister of Overseas Affairs Nguyễn Minh Vũ holds talks with Katrina Cooper, Deputy Secretary for Southeast Asia and World Companions Group on the Australian Division of Overseas Affairs and Commerce in Hà Nội on Thursday. —VNA/VNS Picture
HÀ NỘI — The connection between Việt Nam and Australia is growing strongly and at its greatest ever, Deputy Minister of Overseas Affairs Nguyễn Minh Vũ mentioned on Thursday.
Throughout his talks in Hà Nội with Katrina Cooper, deputy secretary for Southeast Asia and World Companions Group on the Australian Division of Overseas Affairs and Commerce, Vũ harassed that Việt Nam values its strategic partnership with Australia.
He thanked Australia for its well timed provide of seven.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines and different medical supplies, changing into Việt Nam’s second-biggest vaccine donor.
Cooper, who paid a go to to Việt Nam from March 2-4, mentioned Australia appreciated Việt Nam’s position and place within the area.
She mentioned Australia was making efforts to advertise the strategic partnership in all cooperation areas, particularly as the 2 nations will have a good time the fiftieth founding anniversary of diplomatic ties in 2023.
The 2 officers shared the view that regardless of the pandemic, Việt Nam and Australia have maintained all conferences, and repeatedly and flexibly applied bilateral cooperation platforms.
Financial and commerce collaboration continued to be a brilliant spot in bilateral relations, with two-way commerce reaching US$12.4 billion in 2021, up almost 50 per cent year-on-year.
In addition they in contrast notes on particular measures to boost cooperation in such spheres as nationwide defence-security, education-training, official improvement help, inexperienced progress, high-tech agriculture, local weather change and Mekong collaboration, together with new pillars, in the direction of the institution of a complete strategic partnership.
Relating to the East Sea challenge, each officers held that disputes should be addressed peacefully according to worldwide legislation, notably the 1982 United Nations Conference on the Legislation of the Sea.
In addition they exchanged views on different regional and worldwide problems with shared concern. — VNS