Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh leaves Hanoi for official visits to Singapore, Brunei

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, his spouse and a high-ranking delegation of Vietnam left Hanoi at noon on February 8 for official visits to Singapore and Brunei from February 8-11. The visits are made at the invitations of Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and the Sultan of Brunei Darussalam, Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his spouse
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his spouse

This is the first trip to the two countries by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh in his new position, and also the first to Singapore by a head of the Vietnamese Government over the past five years, and to Brunei over the past 15 years.

PM Chinh and his entourage are scheduled to visit Singapore from February 8-10, and Brunei from February 10-11.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his spouse are accompanied by Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son; Minister, Chairman of the Government Office Tran Van Son; Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung; Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien; Chairman of the Committee for Management of State Capital at Enterprises Nguyen Hoang Anh; Deputy Defence Minister, Senior Lieutenant General Hoang Xuan Chien; Vietnamese Ambassador to Singapore Mai Phuoc Dung; Vietnamese Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Tran Van Khoa; Deputy Chief of Office of the Party Central Committee Bui Van Thach; Deputy Minister of Public Security, Major General Le Van Tuyen; Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Huu Do.

The visits aim to strengthen bilateral ties with the two nations, and enhance cooperation in regional and international issues of mutual concern, including coordination in ASEAN and regional and international forums and organisations.

The visits are expected to deepen the strategic partnership with Singapore, an important economic partner of Vietnam, and the comprehensive partnership with Brunei, also a promising economic partner.