The Polish Government continually attaches importance to developing its traditional relations and multifaceted cooperation with Vietnam, Polish officials told Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son.
Son, who was on a working visit to Poland from April 8-10 2015 at the invitation of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, held a political consultation with his Polish counterpart Katarzyna Kacperczyk and met with a number of other Polish officials.
Polish officials praised Vietnam’s achievements after nearly 30 years of reform as well as its increasing position in the global arena.
They stated that Poland will enhance links with Vietnam at international forums, especially the United Nations, Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) and within the ASEAN-European Union (EU) cooperation, affirming that Poland supports the rapid completion of negotiations towards signing the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement (EVFTA).
The two sides agreed to promote all-level visit exchanges to step up bilateral cooperation in trade-investment, education-training, defence, food, information technology and pharmaceuticals.
They highlighted the increasingly fruitful development in trade and investment cooperation between the two countries while concurring with the plan to set up an Inter-governmental committee for Vietnam-Poland economic cooperation.
The Polish side spoke of the contributions from the overseas Vietnamese community to the European country’s cultural diversity.
In regards to East Sea related-issues, Poland asserted that it continues to back the resolution of disputes through peaceful means in line with international law and supports the role played by international communities, especially the UN, in mitigating these disputes.-VNA