|Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan and Bulgaria’s Acting Prime Minister Stefan Yanev (Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
At meetings with the Bulgarian leaders, Ms. Xuan said Vietnam wishes to enhance traditional relationships and multilateral cooperation with Bulgaria. She proposed that the two governments increase exchanges between ministries and various sectors to boost trade and investment cooperation.
She recommended that Bulgaria backs the EU to remove the Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing yellow card on Vietnamese fisheries and confirmed that Vietnam will create the best possible conditions for Bulgarian businesses to invest in Vietnam, particularly in pharmacy, food processing, and IT.
Bulgarian Acting Prime Minister Stefan Yanev said Vietnam is Bulgaria’s prioritized partner in Asia. He said the Bulgarian government will ask the new Parliament to soon finalize the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA), strengthen bilateral cooperation in all sectors, and sign cooperative agreements on culture and tourism in the new period.
|Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan and Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Svetlan Stoev (Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Foreign Minister Svetlan Stoev proposed that both countries increase high-level talks and exchanges, maintain political consultation, and promote the role of overseas Vietnamese to boost their traditional friendship relations.
The same day, Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan attended the Vietnam-Bulgaria Business Forum.