Viet Nam, Brazil aim to build new connections

Viet Nam wants to ramp up mutually beneficial co-ordination across the board with Brazil, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said yesterday.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung receives Brazilian Minister of External Relations Mauro Luiz Iecker Vieira in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Duc Tam

Receiving the Brazilian Minister for External Relations, Mauro Luiz Iecker Vieira, in Ha Noi yesterday, Dung said Viet Nam had high expectations for the Brazilian President's trip to Viet Nam later this year.

Dung said both sides should promote existing mechanisms while developing new ones to strengthen economic, trade and investment links.

The host also called for closer bilateral liaisons at multilateral forums and international organisations in the name of peace, stability, security, co-operation and development in the region and beyond.

In response, Vieira said he had high expectations for increasing bilateral ties.

The Brazilian minister said that in talks with the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, both sides reached consensus in a number of areas including politics and diplomacy, economics, trade and investment.

He said Brazil intended to soon recognise Viet Nam as a market economy, step up negotiations and sign an investment promotion and protection agreement and raise trade to US$10 billion by 2020 from $3 billion in 2014.

He suggested fostering collaboration in farming, science-technology, national defence-security, healthcare, education and social welfare.

The guest confirmed Brazil's readiness to work closely with Viet Nam at multilateral forums and international organisations as well as to back Viet Nam's bid to be non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2020-2021 tenure

Source: VNS

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