Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (Photo: VNA)

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his spouse left Hanoi on August 7 for a two-day official visit to Malaysia and a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s Independence Day on August 9.

His visits are made at the invitation of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

The visits are to boost Vietnam’s partnerships with Malaysia and Singapore, expanding bilateral cooperation in trade, labour, energy, agriculture, education, finance, service, and defence and security.

PM Dung is accompanied by Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Nguyen Van Nen; Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh; Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang; Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam Nguyen Van Binh; Minister of Labours, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Thi Hai Chuyen; and other senior officials.-VNA