A number of major Aussie newspapers ran articles highlighting the outcomes achieved during the Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s recently concluded visit to Australia from March 17-18.

The 9News reported that Australia and Vietnam have signed a broad-ranging deal covering issues from security to climate change.

It quoted Australian PM Tony Abbott as saying that the relations between the two nations would be further strengthened should the Trans-Pacific Partnership be finalised this year. The next step would be to develop 2015-2017 action plans.

The Australian cited comments from the University of New South Wales' Carl Thayer that the visit by the Vietnamese leader will revitalise the partnership. Vietnam, he says, has been looking to deepen diplomatic ties in defence, security, education and infrastructure investment.

Meanwhile, the Skynews, the Australian and others reported that the Vietnamese military forces will train alongside Australian defence personnel.

Australia and Vietnam have a strong shared interest in regional peace and stability, Abbott was quoted as saying.

The newspapers mentioned that two leaders also discussed greater cooperation between the two nations' special forces and agreed on the need for maritime security and freedom of navigation in the East Sea.-VNA