Malaysian PM begins official visit to Vietnam

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Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob and a high-ranking delegation of Malaysia arrived at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on March 20, starting a two-day official visit to Vietnam.

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Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob (Photo: VNA)

Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob and a high-ranking delegation of Malaysia arrived at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on March 20, starting a two-day official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.

This is the first tour of Vietnam by Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob since he took office in August 2021.

Upon his arrival, the Malaysian PM met with some Vietnamese businesses.

An official welcome ceremony for the Malaysian PM is slated for March 21. He is to have talks with PM Pham Minh Chinh and witness the signing of documents between the countries.

The Malaysian PM is also scheduled to meet with Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue.

The Vietnam-Malaysia traditional friendship and strategic partnership have been thriving towards the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties (1973-2023).

The visit by Malaysian PM Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob aims to further the bilateral relations and cooperation in the post-pandemic period. It also offers a chance for both sides to explore new aspects of bilateral ties, discuss regional and international issues of common concern, and promote bilateral trade and investment.

Malaysian PM meets Vietnamese entrepreneurs in Hanoi

Within the framework of his official visit to Vietnam, Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob held a meeting in Hanoi on March 20 with representatives from three Vietnamese groups, namely Sovico, Hoa Binh Construction and Gami.

Vietnamese entrepreneurs informed the Malaysian Prime Minister and senior officials of their operations and cooperation with Malaysian partners.

Expressing his pleasure to meet Vietnamese entrepreneurs and hear good signals from cooperation between the two countries’ businesses, the Malaysian Prime Minister suggested them to continue cooperation in many fields, including transportation, tourism, labour, which are being seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and are expected to boom again in the coming time.

At the meeting, senior Malaysian officials also said that economics-trade-investment has always been the mainstay of the bilateral strategic partnership. These areas will be more significant in post-pandemic cooperation so that the recovery process of the two countries is further accelerated.

The Malaysian PM arrived at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on March 20, starting a two-day official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh. This is his first tour to Vietnam since he took office in August 2021.

An official welcome ceremony for the Malaysian PM is slated for March 21. He is to have talks with PM Pham Minh Chinh and witness the signing of documents between the countries.

The Malaysian PM is also scheduled to meet with Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue.

Vietnam, Malaysia FMs hold talks in Hanoi

Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son received and held talks with his Malaysian counterpart Saifuddin Abdullah who is in Hanoi for a working visit on March 20-21.

Both sides examined their preparations for the March 20-21 official visit to Vietnam by Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob at the invitation of Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.

They exchanged directions to further strengthen coordination between the two Foreign Ministries, as well as views on a number of regional and international issues of mutual concern.

The two Foreign Ministers underscored the significance of their first in-person meeting after months of combating the COVID-19 pandemic, and highly appreciated the two sides’ preparations for PM Sabri Yaakob’s visit, contributing to further promoting the strategic partnership between the two countries.

They agreed to work closely and coordinate with relevant agencies of each country to continue effectively implementing the Minutes of the 6th meeting of the Joint Commission on Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation between the two countries held last November as well as the 2021-2025 Action Program to realize the Vietnam – Malaysia strategic partnership.

They also agreed on major orientations to well organize activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations in 2023.

On regional and international issues of mutual concern, the two Ministers affirmed that they will continue to closely coordinate at regional and international forums such as the United Nations, APEC and ASEAN.

They also voiced their support for strengthening ASEAN’s solidarity and centrality in handling strategic issues in the region.

Source: VNA

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