The host described his guest’s official visit as highly important to promoting the two countries’ strategic partnership.
He expressed his delight that despite the Covid-19 pandemic’s impacts, bilateral trade has still been on the rise, and Singapore is the largest ASEAN investor in Vietnam with 2,866 valid projects worth US$67.56 billion.
The two sides should increase all-level mutual visits and effectively implement bilateral cooperation mechanisms and agreements, especially the Vietnam - Singapore ministerial meeting on economic connectivity. Besides, their parliaments should continue supporting connections in post-pandemic economic recovery and development, with focus on the areas of Singapore’s strength and Vietnam’s demand like innovation, green energy, digital economy, and supply chain diversification, PM Chinh suggested.
Thanking Singapore for its precious and timely provision of medical supplies and Covid-19 vaccines, the Government leader of Vietnam asked both sides to bolster partnership in developing and manufacturing Covid-19 vaccines and medication.
He also called for stronger ties in defense - security, culture, tourism, and people-to-people exchange, as well as for new development impulses in the fields that match Singapore’s strength and Vietnam’s demand.
For his part, Speaker Tan highly valued the Vietnamese economy, one of the fastest growing in the region, noting that economic cooperation is an important stepping stone in bilateral relations and still boasting huge potential.