Vietnam and Belarus should speed up the implementation of economic
cooperation programmes for the 2013-2015 period and continue perfecting a
legal foundation to further facilitate bilateral trade and investment,
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has said.
the suggestion on April 4 at a reception for Belarusian Economic
Minister Nicolai Snopkov who is on a working visit to Vietnam.
Expressing his delight with the fine development of their bilateral
relations in many areas, especially in economics, trade, investment and
science-technology, the government leader proposed the two countries
accelerate the implementation of the outcomes of the ninth session of
the Vietnam-Belarus inter-governmental Committee.
The host went on to say that the two sides should enhance the
implementation of their bilateral agreement on plant quarantine and the
signing of an agreement on animal quarantine, paving the way for
Vietnam’s goods to penetrate the Belarus market as well as creating
favourable conditions for enterprises of both sides to promote
investment and trade.
He also called on Belarus to
foster the free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations between Vietnam
and the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
Dung underscored that Vietnam wishes to and exerts efforts to work
with Belarus to boost bilateral cooperation in a more effective,
fruitful and deeper manner, bringing benefits to both sides.
For his part, the Belarusian economic minister expressed his
impression of Vietnam’s development, particularly in maintaining
economic growth and eradicating poverty.
affirmed that Belarus is willing to cooperate and share its
experiences in industrial equipment, automobiles, bridges and roads,
chemicals and petrochemistry with Vietnam, while pushing up the FTA
It was Nicolai Snopkov’s proposal that
the two countries should promote the establishment of joint ventures in
automobile-related manufacturing, telecommunications, milk production
and farm produce processing. He expressed his hope that Vietnam will
create conditions for Belarus to strengthen trade and investment
ties with other members of the Association of the Southeast Asian