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Vietnam ready to expand cooperation with Belarus

HANOI, 30 November (BelTA) – Vietnam is ready to expand cooperation with Belarus, President of Vietnam Truong Tan Sang told Belarus Premier Mikhail Myasnikovich on 30 November.

The President expressed confidence that the current visit of the Belarusian governmental delegation would promote deeper cooperation between the two countries. The Vietnamese leader praised the results of the negotiations between the Prime Ministers of Belarus and Vietnam in Hanoi on 29 November. The two sides signed a package of new agreements to boost bilateral relations.

A free trade zone of the Customs Union and Vietnam is seen as one of the most promising projects. Truong Tan Sang stressed the necessity to develop the relevant roadmap to implement this project as soon as possible. He emphasized the importance of holding talks on establishing a free trade zone between the Customs Union and the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

The President of Vietnam underlined that the bilateral relations with Belarus have been gaining momentum and expressed readiness to further expand cooperation.

Mikhail Myasnikovich, for his part, assured the President of Vietnam that all the agreements reached during the current visit would get Belarus’ political and economic support. “I am glad we have common approaches towards cooperation development. We have already opened a number of joint centers here. Our next step is to start joint assembling of equipment and construct plants to produce automobile and agricultural vehicles,” the Belarusian PM said.