PM Chính hosts welcome ceremony for Malaysian counterpart

2024-03-30

PM Chính hosts welcome ceremony for Malaysian counterpart

Your browser does not support the audio element. During his stay in Việt Nam, the Malaysian PM will also meet with Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng, President Võ Văn Thưởng, and National Assembly Chairman Vương Đình Huệ. Vietnamese Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính and Malaysian counterpart Anwar Ibrahim (centre) along with their spouses ahead of the talks in Hà Nội on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo Dương Giang

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính and his spouse welcomed Malaysian PM Anwar Ibrahim and his spouse, who are paying an official visit to Việt Nam, at a ceremony held in Hà Nội on Thursday.

The trip on July  二0- 二 一 is the first official visit to Việt Nam by PM Anwar Ibrahim since he took office in December  二0 二 二.

Following the welcome ceremony, the two PMs visited an exhibition featuring Việt Nam, Malaysia, their people and relations jointly held by the Vietnam News Agency and the Vietnamese Government Office, and then held talks at the Government’s headquarters.

During his stay in Việt Nam, the Malaysian PM will also meet with Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng, President Võ Văn Thưởng, and National Assembly Chairman Vương Đình Huệ.

The leaders will review relations over the recent past and outline measures for promoting the strategic partnership.

This year, Việt Nam and Malaysia celebrate the  五0th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic ties and the  八th anniversary of the strategic partnership.

PM Chính hosts welcome ceremony for Malaysian counterpart

Vietnamese Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính and Malaysian counterpart Anwar Ibrahim had talks on Thursday in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Dương Giang

Actively working together to carry out the action plan for implementing the strategic partnership for  二0 二 一- 二 五, the two countries have frequently held high-level mutual visits and meetings and maintained cooperation mechanisms. Both nations have paid attention to and share co妹妹on stances on many regional and international issues, including the East Sea (known internationally as the South China Sea).

Bilateral trade and investment have been growing continually. Malaysia currently ranks second in ASEAN and  九th in the world among trading partners of Việt Nam, which in turn is the third largest ASEAN trading partner of the former. Their trade stood at US$ 一 四. 六 八 billion in  二0 二 二, up  一 七. 四 per cent year on year.

Malaysia is the second biggest ASEAN investor and the  一0th among  一 四0 countries and territories investing in Việt Nam, with  七0 二 valid projects worth $ 一 三 billion.

The cooperation in labour, tourism, and education is also a highlight of their relations. There are about  一 二,000 legal workers and some  一,000 students of Việt Nam in Malaysia. Besides, Malaysia is one of the top  一0 sources of foreign tourists to Việt Nam, statistics showed. — VNS

Vietnamese Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính and Malaysian counterpart Anwar Ibrahim reviewed the guard of honour during the official welcome ceremony for the Malaysian guest in Hà Nội on Thursday,. — VNA/VNS Photo Dương Giang Tags Vietnam Malaysia diplomatic relations