Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung met his Russian and Australian counterparts in Myanmar ’s capital city Nay Pyi Taw on November 12 to discuss boosting bilateral ties.
Meeting Russian PM Dmitri Medvedev, the Vietnamese leader asked for stronger efforts to realise their comprehensive strategic partnership and complete the key agreements to be signed during the Party General Secretary’s upcoming visit to Russia, accelerating the negotiations on the free trade agreement between Vietnam and the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
Both PMs talked extensively about enhancing cooperation on politics, economics, national defence-security, education-training, energy, and science-technology.
With bilateral trade expected to reach 10 billion USD in the future, Medvedev promised to support Vietnamese goods in entering the Russian market, especially agricultural goods. He also agreed with Vietnam and ASEAN’s stance to address disputes peacefully and in line with international law.
In a meeting with the Australian PM Tony Abbott, PM Nguyen Tan Dung called for Australia ’s support for Vietnamese exports and scholarships for Vietnamese students.
Speaking highly of Australia ’s official development assistance to Vietnam , he said the country was keen to see more Australian support for sustainable development and climate change response.
The PM suggested the Vietnam-Australia action programme be adopted soon.
With regard to the East Sea issue, Abbott expressed his approval of ASEAN and Vietnam ’s position on dealing with the dispute.
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