PM urges Kazakhstan to open embassy in Vietnam

Apr 07. VOVNews

PM urges Kazakhstan to open embassy in VietnamPrime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has requested Kazakhstan to soon open its embassy in Vietnam to foster bilateral cooperation and Vietnamese investments in oil and gas, mining and garment industries.

While receiving Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister Kazhykhanov Yerzhan in Hanoi on April 6, Dung noted with pleasure that cooperative ties between the two countries are growing fruitfully, especially in economy, trade and investment.

Having congratulated Kazakhstan on its achievements, the PM said Vietnam always attaches importance to strengthening and developing friendship and multifaceted cooperation with Kazakhstan on the basis of mutual trust and benefit.

He promised to create favourable conditions for Kazakh companies to invest in Vietnam and urged Kazakhstan to support Vietnam’s negotiations towards signing Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with member nations of the Russia-Belarus-Kazakhstan Customs Union.

The government leader also asked the two Ministries of Foreign Affairs to work together closely to prepare for the Kazakh President’s upcoming visit, thereby bringing bilateral relations to a new level.

Yerzhan said the Kazakh President is planning to visit Vietnam later this year to advance cooperation in a array of fields, particularly in oil and gas, mining and garment industries.

The deputy minister affirmed Kazakhstan’s backing for Vietnam’s efforts to negotiate and sign FTAs with members of the Russia-Belarus-Kazakhstan Customs Union.

Yerzhan spoke highly of the cooperation pacts signed during PM Dung’s trip to Kazakhstan, especially the deals in the oil and gas sector, which Kazakhstan considers a long-term strategic cooperation area.


Kazakhstan, Vietnam strengthen bilateral cooperation


Ruslan Suleimenov

Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Kazykhanov paid a working visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on April 6-7, 2011, the press service of the Kazakh Embassy in Vietnam informs.

On April 6 Y. Kazykhanov met with Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Tan Dung to discuss the state and prospects of further expansion of the relations between Kazakhstan and Vietnam. The parties agreed that both countries had huge potential for development of interaction in energy, light industry, agriculture and cultural-humanitarian sector. The Kazakh Vice FM extended an official message to the Head of the Vietnamese Government from Kazakh Premier Karim Massimov.

On the same day Y. Kazykhanov held negotiations with Vice Minister of Industry and Trade Le Danh Vinh concerning the bilateral cooperation in trade-economic sphere. The parties agreed to hold the 5th session of the Intergovernmental Commission in autumn 2011 in Astana. A joint Action Plan between Kazakhstan and Vietnam for 2011-2012 is expected to be signed during this event.

On April 7 both countries’ Ministries of Foreign Affairs  held consultations in Hanoi. The Vietnamese side was represented by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son. During the talks the diplomats discussed development of Kazakhstan-Vietnam cooperation, in particular, establishment of close political dialogue at all levels, strengthening interaction within the international organizations and forums as well as development the regulatory-legal framework of cooperation between the two countries.