Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh enhances cooperation with Bulgaria

Thursday, 2018-07-05 10:49:22
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Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh and Bulgarian NA President Tsveta Karayancheva
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NDO/VNA - Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has called on the Bulgarian National Assembly (NA) to support the two countries' governments in taking measures to further develop the bilateral ties.

At a meeting with NA President Tsveta Karayancheva on July 4, Minh urged the Bulgarian side to create more favourable conditions for the Vietnamese community to integrate into the host society and thus contribute to the prosperity of both countries.

For her part, Tsveta Karayancheva stated that Bulgaria backs the early signing and ratification of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement.

The same day, Deputy PM and FM Minh held talks with Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva.

They suggested that Vietnam and Bulgaria should advance their economic links to a new high on par with the political ties.

Minh proposed Bulgaria increase investment in areas specific to Bulgaria’s strengths and Vietnam’s demands, such as in medicine, high-tech agriculture, information-technology, renewable energy, and urban management.

He also called for greater favourable conditions for Vietnamese agricultural products to access the Bulgarian market, and for Vietnamese nationals to visit Bulgaria.