Air transport agreement to pave way for closer ties

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Air transport agreement to pave way for closer ties

The Hanoitimes - An agreement o­n air transport was officially signed in Reykjavik o­n Thursday between Vietnam and Iceland, paving the way for closer co-operation between the two nations' airlines and air transport service providers.

The agreement was described as an important precedent for the enhancement of co-operative ties in tourism, investment and trade between Vietnam and Iceland.

At the signing ceremony, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai applauded Iceland's effective use of its natural resources and its shift from using fossil fuel to green power.

"This is an area in which Vietnam should co-operate with Iceland," Hai said.

Katrin Juliusdottir, Icelandic minister for Industry, Energy and Tourism and also minister for Foreign Affairs, shared Hai's wish to enhance bilateral co-operation in political and economic areas and at international forums.

The two sides also expressed a wish to strengthen ties in tourism.

Also o­n Thursday, Hai discussed bilateral co-operation with Jon Bjarnason, minister of Fisheries and Agriculture.

Hai called for closer ties in fisheries and agriculture, and urged the Icelandic minister to consider transferring advanced technology in this sector to Vietnam.

Bjarnason said Vietnam and Iceland shared similar sea-based economic potential and that the country should make full use of the UN fisheries school in Reykjavik.


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