At the reception, the Malaysian King affirmed Vietnam is an important partner of Malaysia and highlighted advancements in Vietnam-Malaysia relations during recent times. He emphasised the need to take drastic measures to bolster economic relations and disseminate information on trade and investment opportunities for businesses.
He said both nations should expand cooperation in culture, tourism, people-to-people exchange, and boost exchanges among youths. He affirmed Malaysia will continue to assist Vietnam in improving the quality of human resource through technical cooperation programmes.
The Vietnamese ambassador applauded Malaysia’s achievements, especially its candidacy to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council during the 2015-2016 term and the Chair of ASEAN in 2015.
The Vietnamese diplomat pledged to do his best to deepen friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Malaysia, contributing to the maintenance of peace, security and development in the region.
Regarding prospects for the Vietnam-Malaysia relations, the ambassador said during the April visit, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his Malaysian counterpart Najib Tun Razak, agreed to elevate the relationship to a level of the strategic partnership. At present, both sides are striving to finalise procedures to establish the strategic partnership in the coming time.
The two leaders also have agreed to bring the two-way trade turnover to US$11 billion and facilitate trade and investment activities for stronger economic development.
They expressed hope that the signing of future agreements would lay a solid foundation for the comprehensive development of the Vietnam-Malaysia relations.
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