September 9, 2008

Vietnamese Foreign Minister Meets Delegation From China’s Guangdong Province

Text of report in English by state-run Vietnamese news agency VNA website

[Unattributed article from the "Politics" page: "Deputy PM welcomes Chinese delegation"]

Hanoi (VNA) -Vietnam always creates favourable conditions for Guangdong province's businesses to boost investment and cooperation in Vietnam , said Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem.

While receiving Secretary of China's Guangdong provincial Party Committee Wang Yang in Hanoi on September 8, Deputy PM Khiem said the country is ready to support its localities to expand multi- faceted cooperation with Guangdong .

In the coming time, the two sides should organize regular trade and investment promotion programmes which will help companies from the two countries to exchange and seek business opportunities, he said.

Secretary Wang spoke highly of Vietnam 's measures to stabilise the macro economy and reduce inflation. He affirmed that the Party and people of Guangdong province attach importance to the friendship and multi-faceted cooperation with Vietnam .

The two sides agreed that Guangdong province and Vietnamese localities see a great potential for development, especially in economy, trade and investment.

During his six-day stay in Vietnam starting from September 6, Secretary Wang, accompanied by leading Guangdong businesses, has worked with various Vietnamese ministries and Hanoi capital on measures to strengthen cooperation in trade, industry, transport and tourism.

On the occasion, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry coordinated with the Chinese side to hold a seminar on economic and trade cooperation between Vietnam and Guangdong in Hanoi .

On September 9, the Chinese delegation will visit Ho Chi Minh City where the two sides will sign a memorandum of understanding on boosting cooperation between two localities.

Originally published by VNA news agency website, Hanoi, in English 8 Sep 08.

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