Viet Nam’s Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh welcomed development experience from former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew during their meeting on Wednesday in Ha Noi.
|Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh (R) greets Singapore's Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew|
At the Party Central Committee's head office, General Secretary Manh commended the experience and contribution of Lee, now Singapore's Minister Mentor, which has strengthened bilateral cooperation between the two nations over the past years.
Mr. Manh congratulated the Singapore Government for its achievements in leading a highly developed country.
The General Secretary affirmed the consistent policy of Viet Nam toward increasing and expanding cooperative relations with its Southeast Asian neighbors for the benefit of peace, stability and development in the region.
Lee told the Party chief that he believed Viet Nam would grow at a high but sustainable rate when the country promoted the implementation of socio-economic policies and administrative reforms.
He said Singapore's policies were expanding its cooperation and sharing experience with Viet Nam, and he wished that the latter's role on the regional and international stages would be raised from achievements of the people and Government.