PM receives Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong
08:32 | 24/09/2014

VGP – PM Nguyen Tan Dung expressed his pleasure that Viet Nam and Singapore share the same view on building an ASEAN Community and hoped that the two sides would strengthen the bilateral relations in all fields.

PM Nguyen Tan Dung (R) and Singaporean former PM and Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, Ha Noi, September 23, 2014 – Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac

PM Dung made the point on September 23 while receiving Singaporean former PM and Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong who is on a working visit to Viet Nam to cement and deepen the strategic partnership between Viet Nam and Singapore and talk regional and international issues of common concern.

The host leader held that the visit is a vivid manifestation of the Viet Nam-Singapore strategic partnership, which has seen stronger connectivity efforts in such areas as finance, trade, investment, and education-training.

For his part, the former PM proposed the two countries promote cooperation in the banking sector to support VietNam to mobilise capital from international investment funds in Singapore for its infrastructure development.

The Monetary Authority of Singapore could help Viet Nam modernise its banking system to make it easier for its access to international capital sources in Singapore, said Mr. Goh Chok Tong.

The guest leader also proposed continuous cooperation in aviation, education and tourism.  

PM Nguyen Tan Dung said following the visit, the two countries’ relevant ministries and sectors would soon work to facilitate Viet Nam’s access to Singapore’s capital market for infrastructure development  and nurture the partnership in the banking, aviation, education and tourism sectors.

Viet Nam, said PM Dung wants to continue working together with Singapore in accelerating the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations./.  

By Kim Loan

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