(VOVworld) – Vietnam and Macedonia will establish an intergovernmental committee on economic cooperation and expand cooperation in education, training, culture, and tourism. This was agreed Tuesday by Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan, who is currently visiting Macedonia at the invitation of President Gjorge Ivanov.
|Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan meets with Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.
On Tuesday, Vice President Doan and Assembly Speaker Trajco Velianovski held talks in which they underlined the importance of delegation exchanges to enhance mutual understanding and share experience. Velianovski suggested creating friendship parliamentarians’ groups in both countries to strengthen legislative relations.
During Doan’s visit, Vietnam and Macedonia signed an agreement on economic cooperation and an agreement on visa exemptions for diplomatic and official passport holders.
The same day, Doan met with Overseas Vietnamese representatives in Macedonia.
On Monday, Doan held talks with President Gjorge Ivanov. They agreed that agreements on investment promotion and protection, double taxation avoidance, and economic cooperation will create a favorable legal framework for boosting bilateral trade. Doan highlighted Vietnam’s readiness to serve as a bridge between Macedonia and ASEAN, and Ivanov promised Macedonia’s assistance as a gateway through which Vietnam can penetrate the Balkan market.
|Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan meets with Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov.
Ivanov pledged Macedonia’s continued support for Vietnam’s bid for membership at UN organizations. The Macedonian President expressed support for Vietnam’s stance on East Sea issues - resolving disputes through peaceful means, based on international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.