President promises optimal conditions for Singaporean investors hinh anh 1President Tran Dai Quang meets Singaporean PM Lee Hsien Loong on sidelines of the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Da Nang city. (Photo: VNA)

Da Nang (VNA) - President Tran Dai Quang has reassured Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong that Vietnam always encourages Singaporean companies to invest in the country.

At a meeting on the sidelines of ongoing APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in central Da Nang city on November 10, the two leaders shared their delight at the progress of the Vietnam-Singapore Strategic Partnership, especially after President Quang’s visit to Singapore in August 2016 and PM Lee’s trip to Vietnam in March 2017.

They also agreed to coordinate closely in preparing celebrations for the 45th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties.

PM Lee urged Vietnam to back Singapore as the ASEAN Chair next year and create more favourable conditions for Singaporean enterprises and investors to do business effectively in Vietnam.

The two leaders spoke highly of the strong development of people-to-people exchanges and cooperation in culture and education between Vietnam and Singapore.

They also exchanged views on regional and global issues of mutual concern and agreed to maintain ASEAN’s central role in addressing strategic issues relating to their security and interests and the region.-VNA