The PM highly valued outcomes of the talks between the two foreign ministers of Vietnam and Argentine and said the visit by FM Hector Timerman will be a contribution to promoting the two countries’ cooperation in many fields.
He affirmed Vietnam’s wish to strengthen multifaceted cooperation with Argentina, saying that the two countries need better cooperation at multilateral forums and should boost two-way trade to surpass the current level of 1 billion USD.
PM Dung agreed with the FM’s proposals on increasing bilateral cooperation in protecting the environment and coping with climate change and rising sea levels.
He also said that coping with climate change is a global issue, so that developed countries need to have a bigger responsibility and work closely with developing nations to effectively deal with the issue.
* On the same day, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung received Mayor of New York city Michael Bloomberg in Hanoi on his working visit to Vietnam.
PM Dung said there have been remarkable developments in Vietnam-US relations recently, especially in the fields of trade, investment, education and training, culture, and coping with climate change.
Two-way trade turnover has increased steadily, reaching 21 billion USD in 2011, while the US ranked sixth among countries and territories investing in Vietnam.
Dung also thanked Bloomberg for his charitable programmes and a programme to provide helmets for Vietnamese children, saying he hopes that Bloomberg’s visit will contribute to strengthening Vietnam-US cooperation.
The PM spoke highly of Bloomberg news for its objective stories on Vietnam ’s economy, thus helping the world understand Vietnam’s development more clearly.
He said he hopes the US government and New York authorities will continue to create favourable conditions for the Vietnamese community in the US, so that they can enjoy stable lives.
For his part, Bloomberg affirmed a commitment to making more contributions to promoting cooperation between New York and localities in Vietnam./.