Prime Ministers of Vietnam, Timor Leste pledge to enhance ties

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(VOVWORLD) - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his Timor Leste counterpart Xanana Gusmao yesterday agreed to increase the exchange of delegations to promote the traditional friendship and connectivity between the two countries. 
Prime Ministers of Vietnam, Timor Leste pledge to enhance ties - ảnh 1Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh meets Timor Leste Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao in Jakarta, Indonesia on Sept 5, 2023. (photo: VOV)

During the meeting, held on the occasion of the two PMs' attendance in the 43rd ASEAN Summit and related summits in Jakarta, Indonesia, PM Chinh welcomed Timor Leste's participation in the 43rd ASEAN Summit and reaffirmed that Vietnam and other member countries of the bloc will actively support the country in the process of becoming an official member of ASEAN.

The two leaders emphasised the need to effectively implement the signed agreements, and soon complete the negotiations to sign the bilateral Investment Protection Agreement and ratify the trade agreement between the two countries.

They also underlined the importance of boosting cooperation in trade and investment, tourism, culture, education and people-to-people exchange, while studying new areas of cooperation that suit development needs of Timor Leste and the potential and strengths of Vietnam such as agro-forestry and fisheries, digital transformation and green transition.