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Singapore President starts Vietnam visit

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Singaporean President Halimah Yacob has begun her State visit to Vietnam as the two countries are preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic ties and the 10th year of their strategic partnership in 2023.

Her October 16-20 Vietnam visit aims to elevate bilateral ties and further strengthen the strategic partnership between the two Southeast Asian countries, reported the Vietnam news agency.

State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc emphasized that the visit by Singapore’s President is an important event, helping deepen bilateral cooperation between the two nations.

President Halimah Yacob said she supports President Phuc’s proposals during his State visit to Singapore in February. Under the proposals, the two sides will coordinate to effectively implement seven areas of the Vietnam-Singapore Economic Connectivity Agreement and expand cooperation on innovation, digital economy and transformation along with developing the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Parks into green and high-tech parks.

On regional and international issues, the two leaders reaffirmed ASEAN’s consistent stance on the East Sea and the importance of maintaining peace, stability, security, safety and freedom of navigation and aviation in line with international law.

After the talks, the two leaders witnessed the signing of a number of cooperation documents, including memoranda of understanding on energy cooperation, cybersecurity, cybercrime prevention, technical cooperation and vocational education and training.

Today, President Halimah Yacob also met with Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue.

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