VN, Belarus sign joint communiqué
10:25 | 18/05/2013
VGP - Viet Nam and Belarus signed a joint communiqué on the outcomes of PM Nguyen Tan Dung’s official visit to Belarus from May 15-17 at the invitation of his Belarusian counterpart Mikhail Myiasnikovich. 

During the visit, Dung held talks with Myiasnikovich, met with President Alexander Lukashenko and leaders of the Belarusian legislature, and toured several cultural and historic sites in the country.

The communiqué says that the two PMs expressed their delight at the dynamic development of their high-level political dialogues based on friendship, mutual trust and respect. They also highly valued the maintenance of official exchanges and constructive traditional partnership between Viet Nam and Belarus.

The two sides agreed to actively continue exchanging high-level delegations to manifest political determination, create a driving force to further strengthen cooperation in politics, economics, trade, investment, national defense, security, science-technology, education-training, culture, tourism and sports. 

Leaders of the two Governments advocated further improving the working efficiency of bilateral inter-governmental committees to develop Viet Nam–Belarus ties in concrete realms. 

The PMs affirmed their determination to lift bilateral economic and trade ties to a new height to match the two nations’ potential. 

They reached a consensus on increasing Viet Nam’s export of farm produce, seafood, rubber, garments, footwear and pharmaceuticals to ensure bilateral trade balance. 

The Belarusian side pledged all possible conditions to establish Viet Nam–Belarus joint-ventures based in the European country to process imports from Viet Nam, including coffee, tea and traditional medicines. 

The Viet Namese side also vowed to make it easier for Belarusian-made fertilizer, tractors, agricultural machinery to enter Viet Nam, as well as to facilitate joint-venture projects on assembling products imported from Belarus and exploiting mineral mines in Viet Nam and other countries. 

The two sides will adopt measures to produce milk products using materials from Belarus in Viet Nam. 

Both host and guest hailed the success of the first round of negotiations on the free trade area agreement between Viet Nam and the Union of Customs. They also expressed their willingness to step up the signing of the agreement. 

Belarus and Viet Nam are willing to exchange experience and bolster multifaceted cooperation in the international arena, including global and regional security issues, anti-terrorism and climate change, among others. 

The two sides were unanimous in the United Nations’ central and coordinating role in maintaining global security, accelerating socio-economic progress, and coping with global threats and challenges, including the fight against human trafficking. 

The two sides agreed to actively coordinate actions in the international arena and protested against the politicization of human rights. 

They expressed support for the maintenance of peace and stability, maritime safety and security in the East Sea, and the settlement of disputes by peaceful means in line with international law. 

The Belarusian side also promised to create all possible favorable conditions for Vietnamese citizens living and working in the country in accordance with the country’s laws.

VNA

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