PM visits embassy, overseas Vietnamese in Philippines hinh anh 1PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets staff of the Vietnamese Embassy in the Philippines (Source: VNA)

Manila (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged the staff of the Vietnamese Embassy to work harder to deepen the strategic partnership between Vietnam and the Philippines.

The Prime Minister made the call during his April 28 meeting with the Embassy staff and representatives of the overseas Vietnamese community in the Philippines during his stay in Manila to attend the 30th ASEAN Summit.

He highlighted the significance of the Summit, saying that it kicks off a wide range of official activities of the ASEAN 2017, when the bloc marks its 50th anniversary.

The event also presents opportunities for the bloc to expand cooperatives ties with other dialogue partners, the Prime Minister said.

The PM briefed participants about the socio-economic situation at home, saying that the Party, the State will continue to take measures to stabilise the macro economy, promote economic growth, accelerate the administrative procedure reform, improve investment climate to raise the national competitive capability and lure more investment.

He expressed his hope that the overseas Vietnamese community in the Philippines will better integrate into the local society, follow the host country’s law and contribute to strengthening the friendship and cooperative relations between Vietnam and the Philippines.-VNA