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Workshop in Poland highlights Vietnam’s development

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At the workshop (Photo: VNA)
Prague (VNA) – A workshop highlighting Vietnam’s Doi Moi (renewal), development and integration was held in the Polish capital of Warsaw on November 27 as part of activities to mark the 65th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

The participants discussed the socio-economic performance of Vietnam and the country’s status now 30 years after the launch of Doi Moi. They examined the prospects for Vietnam’s development following the conclusion of negotiations on the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement as well as the establishment of the ASEAN Community at the end of 2015.

The ties between Vietnam and Poland in the context of complicated developments in the region and the world, including the tensions in the East Sea, also attracted participants’ attention, as did the deeper integration of the Vietnamese community in Poland in recent years.

Former Vice Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee under Polish lower house Tadeusz Iwinski expressed his hope that Vietnam and Poland will serve as a bridge to forge cooperation between ASEAN and the EU as part of the Asia-Europe overall relations.

Damian Wnukowski, an expert from the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), highlighted Vietnam’s engagement in regional and international agreements as an important premise for the country to continue luring big investors.

Meanwhile, Piotr Gadzinowski from the Polish Democratic Left Alliance put forth measures to drive the Vietnam-Poland relations forward in the coming time, focusing on cultural and people-to-people exchanges.

A celebration of the fifth founding anniversary of the Vietnam Institute of Science and Culture in Poland was also held on the sidelines of the workshop.-VNA
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