General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu
Trong met with Khaw Boon Wan, Chairman of the People’s Action Party
(PAP) and Minister for National Development of Singapore on Sept. 13 as
part of his official visit to the country.
The CPV leader
reiterated Vietnam’s consistent policy of attaching importance to
strengthening and expanding the friendship relations with Singapore in
terms of both bilateral and multilateral cooperation.
The CPV advocates to develop and consolidate the relations with ruling
parties and other parties on the basis of ensuring national interests,
defending independence, self-reliance, peace, friendship, cooperation
and development, including attaching importance to enhancing ties with
the PAP, Trong said.
He also informed his host of the
outcomes of talks and meetings with Singaporean leaders, during which
the two sides agreed to lift the two countries’ relations to a strategic
partnership level in 2013. This will play an important part in
elevating the two nations’ ties to a new height, which will be practical
and effective intensively and extensively.
expressed his pleasure at the recent developments of Singapore, saying
that the country’s successes have closely associated with the leadership
and progress of the PAP.
Chairman Khaw Boon Wan
welcomed Trong’s visit to Singapore and congratulated Vietnam’s
achievements during its renewal process under the leadership of the CPV.
Both host and guest are pleased to see the fine
developments of the friendship relations and cooperation between the two
countries and Parties in all fields.
They stressed that in the
Vietnam-Singapore strategic partnership, the sound cooperation between
the CPV and PAP will also be lifted to the strategic partnership level,
playing as an important political base to promote the two countries’
General Secretary Trong thanked Singapore for
training CPV officials and spoke highly of the cooperation agreement on
research and training programmes for high-ranking CPV officials.
He also took this occasion to invite Chairman Khaw Boon Wan to visit Vietnam at an appropriate time.
the afternoon of the same day, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong
and his entourage visited the Vietnamese Embassy and met with the
Vietnamese community in Singapore.-VNA