Vietnam and Kazakhstan strengthen ties

December 23. Nhan Dan

Vietnam and Kazakhstan strengthen tiesVietnam will do its utmost together with Kazakhstan to continue carrying out their signed agreements and deals successfully for the practical interests of both countries.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made the statement while receiving in Hanoi on December 22 the Kazakhstani Deputy Foreign Minister, Nurlan Ermekbaev, who is here for the fourth meeting of the Vietnam-Kazakhstan Intergovernmental Committee for Economic, Trade, Scientific and Technological Co-operation.

PM Dung said he was pleased to see the ties growing in every field between the two countries and thanked the Kazakhstani Government for facilitating Vietnam Oil and Gas Group’s exploration and exploitation activities in Kazakhstan.

The Vietnamese leader affirmed that Vietnam is ready to support and create conditions for the Kazakhstani Oil and Gas Group to explore and exploit oil and gas on Vietnam’s continental shelf.

He recalled that the two countries have signed numerous important co-operation agreements in various areas during his visit to Kazakhstan in September, creating a legal framework for boosting bilateral wide-ranging ties.

To promote bilateral trade ties and investment, the two countries need to make greater efforts deploying those agreements, PM Dung said, noting the first move being the prompt implementation of an agreement on double taxation avoidance.

The Kazakhstani official said he felt joy for Vietnam’s growing prestige and position in the world and believed in great prospects for the two countries to further increase their friendship and co-operation in the future.

He emphasized the significance of PM Dung’s recent visit to his country, saying the visit was an important motivation for the two countries to promote the bilateral relationship.

The Kazakhstani official briefed PM Dung on the agenda of the three-day meeting that convened on December 21.

He said the meeting has initially gained positive outcomes, reaching agreements on orientations for bilateral development in economy, diplomacy, culture, sports and tourism.