Monday, November 10, 2014

Vietnam eyes stronger ties with Papua New Guinea

HANOI, Nov 10 (Bernama) -- Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang said the country is keen to enhance bilateral relationship with Papua New Guinea, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.
Sang expressed the desire during a meeting with Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'neill on the sidelines of the 22th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' meeting in Beijing on Monday.
Exchanging visits at all levels, holding business meetings and signing agreements have been identified as ways to help boost economic, trade, investment and energy ties between both countries.
The two leaders reached a consensus on strengthening bilateral cooperation at multilateral forums and closer coordination within APEC.
Vietnam and Papua New Guinea will host the APEC Economic Leaders' meeting in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
The two countries established diplomatic relations on Nov 3, 1989.


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