State President expects VN, Singapore to share development and prosperity
17:12 | 17/11/2009
VGP – State President Nguyễn Minh Triết today attended and gave speech at the Forum “Việt Nam – Partnership for Progress” jointly organized by the Government of Singapore and the Singaporean Business Group. 

State President Nguyễn Minh Triết gives speech to the Forum “Việt Nam – Partnership for Progress,” Singapore, November 17, 2009 - Photo: VOV News
President Nguyễn Minh Triết’s address focuses on three topics: Việt Nam-Singapore partnership; Việt Nam’s socio-economic development strategies; and Việt Nam’s viewpoints to realize its diplomatic policy.

“We always welcome you and consider your success as ours… We want to link our development and prosperity to Singapore’s development and prosperity,” stated the Vietnamese President.

Regarding the diplomatic policy, Mr. Triết introduced Việt Nam’s top priorities when undertaking the ASEAN Presidency in 2010: consolidating solidarity and linkages within ASEAN, putting into reality the ASEAN Charter, speeding up the realization of the ASEAN Community Roadmap, and expanding and deepening cooperation between ASEAN and partners.

He emphasized that in the time to come, Việt Nam will continue to broaden its external relations, actively integrating in global, regional and bilateral economic institutions.
State President Nguyễn Minh Triết (R) meets Singapore’s Parliament Speaker Abdullah Tarmugi, Singapore, November 17, 2009 - Photo: VOV News

Earlier, President Triết separately met Singaporean Parliament Speaker Abdullah Tarmugi and Senior Minister S. Jayakumar.

He hoped that the two legislative bodies will further exchange delegations and experience while enhancing cooperation on multilateral parliamentary forums.

The Vietnamese Head of State expected the two sides to implement the governmental-level memorandum of understanding on legal and judicial cooperation; suggested Singapore grant more scholarships for Vietnamese MAs and PhDs.

By Xuân Hồng
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