Thursday, 7 April 2011

PM Nguyen Tan Dung urges Kazakhstan to open an embassy in Vietnam

Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has urged Kazakhstan's Deputy Foreign Minister Kazhykhanov Yerzhan to open an embassy in Vietnam to foster bilateral co-operation and trade between the two countries.

Dung noted that Vietnam was particualrly keen to strengthen economic and energy-industry relations, saying he hoped Kazakhstan would support Vietnam's negotiations in signing the Free Trade Agreements with member nations of the Russia-Belarus-Kazakhstan Customs Union.

The talks commenced while Yerzhan was on an official state visit to Hanoi. Dung promised to create favourable conditions for Kazakh companies to invest in Vietnam, and commended its partner for working closely with Vietnamese domestic companies in the energy sector.

For his part, Yerzhan congratulated Vietnam for its achievements, and confirmed that President Nursultan Nazarbayev is expected to visit Hanoi later this year.

Sources: VOVNews, Viet Nam News

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