Party official: Vietnam attaches importance to free trade agreements hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam attaches special importance to free trade agreements with foreign partners in general and the EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) in particular, said Politburo member Nguyen Van Binh, who is head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission.

During a reception in Hanoi on September 15 for Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade (INTA) Bernd Lange, Binh appreciated the guest’s contribution to developing Vietnam – EU trade and investment ties over the past years, particularly speeding up EVFTA negotiations.

Discussing the signing and ratification of the EVFTA and related political, trade and economic matters, Binh said Vietnam wants the EU to build a roadmap for technical support to Vietnam and make it easier for the two countries’ businesses to access information and survey each other’s market.

He asked the INTA and Bernd Lange himself to continue supporting ties with Vietnam, especially facilitating the signing and ratification of the EVFTA.

Lange expressed his optimism about the development of the Vietnam – EU multifaceted ties, particularly in trade and investment.

He lauded Vietnam’s efforts to reform and restructure the economy, as well as to develop a market economy in tandem with ensuring social progress and fairness, while widely and effectively integrating into the global economy, including the EU.

The EU always attaches importance to reinforcing ties with Vietnam, he said, adding that the INTA backs the EVFTA signing. He also pledged to actively facilitate the approval of the deal.-VNA