Prime Minister holds online talks with Turkish Vice President hinh anh 1Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh holds online talks with Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh suggested Vietnam and Turkey exchange experience and closely coordinate in the COVID-19 fight and economic reopening during his online talks with Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay on October 12.

During the talks, Oktay said Turkey wishes to further enhance its multi-faceted cooperation with Vietnam.

He also announced Turkey’s decision to help Vietnam with 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, oxygen concentrators and many other medical supplies to serve the pandemic combat. PM Chinh thanked Turkey for the decision.

Both affirmed to attach importance to Vietnam-Turkey friendship, and agreed to promote the multi-faceted collaboration.

They shared the view that the two countries boast potential for further cooperation in the time ahead, and stressed the need to roll out such measures as starting negotiations of the bilateral free trade agreement and forging cooperation in air transport and other spheres.

Turkey said it is ready to share its experience in the development of home-grown Turkovac vaccine and provide mutual recognition of the 'vaccine passport'.

The leaders said Vietnam and Turkey need to continue with consultations and close coordination at international forums and organisations, especially the United Nations.

For the East Sea issue, they emphasised the significance of ensuring the freedom of navigation, aviation, security and peace in the region, and the peaceful settlement of disputes in line with international law, especially the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982 UNCLOS).

The two leaders exchanged invitations to visit respective countries when conditions permit./.