Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang and Polish President Andrzej Duda chaired a joint press conference following their talks in Hanoi on November 28, saying they agreed to increase the exchange of all-level delegations, especially high-level ones.

The two sides consented to regularly consult each other about regional and international matters of shared concern.

At the same time, they will closely coordinate and support each other at regional and international forums, particularly at the UN and within the cooperation frameworks of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-EU and the Asia-Europe Summit (ASEM).

President Quang used the occasion to thank Poland for supporting Vietnam’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council for 2020-2021, and called on the country to push for the early signing and ratification of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement.

The leaders lauded achievements in bilateral trade and investment cooperation as well as efforts made by the two countries in negotiating and signing a financial agreement worth 250 million EUR, creating a basis for the implementation of cooperation projects in Vietnam using official development assistance (ODA) provided by the Polish Government.

Discussing regional and international issues of shared concern, they stressed the importance of maintaining security and peace, and promoting cooperation and development in the world.

They held that all disputes should be addressed by peaceful measures, including the full respect for legal and diplomatic processes, in line with international law.

For his part, President Andrzej Duda thanked Vietnam for backing Poland’s non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council for 2018-2019.

The Polish President expressed his hope that documents signed during his visit, would create a foundation to step up collaboration between the two countries across fields.

The opening of the representative office of the Polish Investment and Trade Agency in Vietnam, slated for November 30, 2017, demonstrates Poland’s attention to developing economic and trade ties with the country, he said.

Two-way trade revenue reaches 2 billion USD, he said, expressing his belief that the figure will increase many times in the coming years on the basis of outcomes of his ongoing Vietnam visit as well as the upcoming visit to Poland by President Quang.

At the end of their talks, the two Presidents witnessed the signing of a number of cooperation documents, including an agreement on financial cooperation between the Vietnamese and Polish Governments, another agreement between the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training and Poland’s Ministry of Science and Higher Education, a letter of intent between Hanoi University and Poland’s Ministry of Science and Higher Education on establishing Polish language courses.

They also include memoranda of understanding between Vietnamese and Polish ministries, and the Vietnam News Agency and the Polish Press Agency.
An investment contract on pharmacy between Dat Vi Phu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. of Vietnam and ADMED Company of Poland was also signed on this occasion.-VNA