(CPV)- During his official visit to Ukraine on October 5, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung met with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and Ukrainian Parliament Chairman Volodymyr Lytvyn, and held talks with his Ukrainian counterpart Mykola Azarov.
During the meeting with President Viktor Yanukovych, PM Dung affirmed that reinforcing and developing the friendship and cooperative relations with Ukraine was a consistent policy, and one of the priorities in Vietnam’s external policies. Therefore, during this visit, the two sides would discuss the implementation of agreements between the two countries, and agree on orientations to increase the efficiency of cooperation. Particular attention was placed on collaboration in the economic, trade and investment sectors, including measures to increase the operations of the Vietnam-Ukraine Intergovernmental Committee for Economic, Trade, Scientific and Technical Cooperation.
PM Dung and PM Nikolai Azarov witness the signing of the minutes of the 12 th meeting of the Ukraine-Vietnam Intergovernmental Committee for Economic, Trade, Scientific and Technological Cooperation
The two sides agreed to continue to complete the legal foundation for cooperative development, and create more favourable conditions for the two countries’ goods to penetrate into each other’s market.
PM Dung stressed that Vietnam was willing to create conditions for Ukrainian enterprises to invest in Vietnam in the machine processing, ship and aircraft building, energy and agriculture sectors, adding that he hoped the two sides would continue to expand the cooperation in power constructions.
PM Dung suggested President Viktor Yanukovych continue to care for and create conditions for Vietnamese enterprises to do business in Ukraine, and for the Vietnamese community to live comfortably in the country, in order to increase the cooperation in education and training, culture, science and technology,
Appreciating PM Dung’s visit to Ukraine, President Viktor Yanukovych said that the visit would create a new driving force to boost the traditional friendship between the two countries, specially the wide and profound implementation of cooperation programmes; mainly in the economic, trade and investment areas.
He affirmed that Ukraine was willing to cooperate with Vietnam in Ukraine’s strength areas, such as oil and gas, mineral processing, science and technology, space science, power machines, and security and defence, expressing that he hoped Vietnam would support Ukraine in regional and international forums.
Meeting with Ukrainian Parliament Chairman Volodymyr Lytvyn, PM Dung said that he was happy with the good cooperation between the two Parliaments, especially after the visit to Vietnam of the Ukrainian Parliament Chairman in December 2010, which opened up a new period in increasing cooperation between the two Parliaments.
PM Dung said he wanted the Ukrainian Parliament to promote the bilateral relation through legal assistance for agreements between the two sides to be carried out.
Ukrainian Parliament Chairman Volodymyr Lytvyn said that he hoped to exchange delegations and share experience in legislative and inspection activities with Vietnam, while also working closely with each other at international forums.
He also spoke of legal assistance so that agreements between the two countries’ leaders would be carried out early, while inspecting the implementation of deals signed between the two governments and supporting the promotion of cooperation among localities.
Holding talks with Ukrainian PM Nikolai Azarov, PM Dung and his counterpart agreed with measures to enhance cooperation in all areas, especially in the economic, trade and investment sectors. Other cooperative priorities include focusing on the completion of legal foundation for bilateral cooperation, increasing the efficiency of the operations of the Vietnam-Ukraine Intergovernmental Committee for Economic, Trade, Scientific and Technical Cooperation, supporting export trade, eliminating bilateral trade barriers to increase trade turnover and striving to double trade turnover in 2012. The two-way trade turnover reached USD 260 million in 2010 and USD 95 million in the first half of 2011.
The two PMs affirmed that the two countries would exploit the potential of cooperation, especially in energy, mechanics, machine processing, chemicals, shipbuilding, banking, telecommunications while studying the cooperation in hi-tech, aviation and space. PM Dung said he hoped the Ukrainian Government efficiently support the broadband Internet project of the Vietnam Army Telecommunication Group (Viettel) in Ukraine.
The two PMs stressed the importance of increasing military technique, educational and training, scientific and technological and cultural cooperation between the two countries. PM Nikolai Azarov agreed with PM Dung’s proposal on increasing the number of scholarships for Vietnamese students in Ukrainian universities. PM Dung welcomed Aerosvit Airlines decision to open up the Kiev – Ho Chi Minh City airline route in December, which would contribute to increasing the exchange of the two peoples and supporting tourism development.
PM Nikolai Azarov confirmed that he would endeavor to create the most favourable conditions for the Vietnamese community in Ukraine.
PM Dung and PM Mykola Azarov witnessed the signing of the minutes of the 12 th meeting of the Ukraine-Vietnam Intergovernmental Committee for Economic, Trade, Scientific and Technological Cooperation, the joint-ventured deal between Vietnam Airlines and AERO Service Company, and a memorandum of understanding between Hanoi National University and Kiev National University.