President holds bilateral meetings with foreign leaders in New York

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc had bilateral meetings with Presidents of Mongolia, Switzerland and Austria, and President of the European Council in New York on September 22 (local time).

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At the meeting with Mongolian President Ukhnaagin Khurelsukh, the two leaders affirmed that they always attach great importance to the bilateral friendship.

President Phuc proposed both sides work together to create favourable conditions for the export of each country’s strong products so as to early achieve the goal of 100 million USD in two-way trade.

 During the meeting with Swiss President Guy Parmelin, the Swiss leader affirmed his desire to promote economic and trade ties with Vietnam, speed up the implementation of the development cooperation programme for 2021-2024 with an ODA capital of 80 million USD that Switzerland has committed.

The two leaders agreed to find solutions to restore trade exchanges, which have been strongly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the early signing of a free trade agreement between Vietnam and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).

At his meeting with Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen, the two leaders agreed that economic partnership has been the focus of bilateral cooperation in recent years. They said the two sides should soon organise the 10th meeting of the Vietnam-Austria Joint Committee, even in the online format.

Meeting with President of the European Council Charles Michel, the two leaders highly valued bilateral economic partnership, describing it as a bright sport in Vietnam-EU relations.

They agreed to resume the exchange of delegations and high-level meetings soon, while optimising the efficiency of existing cooperation and dialogue mechanisms, and seeking measures to further promote bilateral relations./.

VNA