Greek hopes to promote ties with VN

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VGP – Viet Nam and Greece have agreed to promote negotiations and early sign agreements on double taxation avoidance and maritime transportation.

Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh (R) and Greek FM Nikos Kotzias, Ha Noi, February 13, 2017 - Photo: VGP/Hai Minh

At the invitation of Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh, Greek FM Nikos Kotzias is paying an official visit to Viet Nam from February 13-14.

The two FMs held talks on February 13 in Ha Noi to discuss ways to beef up the bilateral ties and regional and international issues of common concern.

At a press briefing after the talks, Minh announced that the two sides discussed and agreed ways to make full use of potentials and advantages, including exchanges of delegations at all levels and dialogue mechanisms.

Both sides acknowledged the importance of spurring dialogues and early signing agreements on double taxation avoidance and maritime transportation.

They agreed to strengthen multi-lateral forums. As an active and responsible member of ASEAN, Viet Nam always backs the cooperation between ASEAN and the EU in general and Greece and ASEAN’s member states.

The Deputy PM took the occasion to thank the valuable support of Greek people in national independence and building.

In reply, Mr. Nikos Kotzias, the first Greek FM to visit Viet Nam, expressed his admiration at the glorious history of Viet Nam.

He also pledged to spare no effort to nurture the fine relations with Viet Nam, especially in maritime transportation and serve as a gateway for Viet Nam to beef up ties with the EU.

Last year, the two-way trade turnover fetched US$ 239 billion, up US$ 196 million from 2015./.

By Kim Anh

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