Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (L) and Vietnamese Ambassador Le Quy Quynh (Source:VNA)
Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has affirmed that Malaysia wishes to continue promoting multifaceted cooperation with Vietnam. 

Meeting newly-accredited Vietnamese Ambassador Le Quy Quynh in Kuala Lumpur on October 25,the Deputy PM expressed his satisfaction about positive progresses in trade and investment between the two countries, affirming that Malaysia is interested in doing business in Vietnam and will facilitate ties between the two nations’ businesses.

Malaysia wants to continue fostering bilateral partnership across security, crime prevention, labour, economy, trade, investment and tourism, he said.

The host expected that Malaysia and Vietnam will soon convene the first meeting of the Joint Working Group on trans-national crime prevention and control, accelerate the signing of agreements on human trafficking prevention, judicial assistance in criminal affairs and extradition.

He wished that issues related to fishing vessels and fishermen will be positively addressed.

On labour cooperation, he noted that Malaysia is ready to receive more Vietnamese guest workers.

Quynh, for his part, affirmed that the Vietnamese government always treasures strategic and comprehensive partnership with Malaysia. He also vowed to do his best to push forward bilateral ties.-VNA