Foreign Minister calls for Norway’s investment hinh anh 1
Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son called for more investment from Norway in Vietnam during a phone talk with his Norwegian counterpart Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide on June 29.

He suggested Norwegian businesses invest in transport, ship building, fuel gas, renewable energy and aquaculture.

The two sides expressed joy at the development of bilateral relations in the recent past, including a two-way trade of more than 500 million USD in 2020.

Foreign Minister calls for Norway’s investment hinh anh 2Vietnamese FM Bui Thanh Son (L) holds a phone talk with Norwegian counterpart

They acknowledged the two countries’ bilateral coordination at the UN Security Council, attributing it to their support for multilateralism and international law as well as shared priorities such as women issues, peace, security, climate change, mine aftermath settlement and protection of civilians.

FM Son thanked Norway for its support during the month Vietnam served as President of the UNSD last April and noted his hope for continued coordination.

The two FMs discussed regional issues on the UNSC’s agenda, sharing concerns over the humanitarian situation in Syria, and the need to continue humanitarian support for Syrian people.

Son informed the Norwegian minister about ASEAN’s efforts to help with the stabilization of the situation in Myanmar. Minister Soreide affirmed her support for ASEAN’s role and urged ASEAN to early implement the five-point consensus.

The Vietnamese FM invited his Norwegian counterpart to visit Vietnam on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Vietnam-Norway diplomatic relation. Minister Soreide accepted the invitation with pleasure./.