The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) wants to receive more support and learn experience from the Singapore National Trade Union Congress (SNTUC) in building a trade union movement in Vietnam.

VGCL President Dang Ngoc Tung made the remark in his talks with SNTUC’s high-ranking delegation led by Heng Chee How, SNTUC’s Deputy Secretary-General, Senior Minister of State in charge of the Prime Minister’s Office and Deputy Leader of the House of Representatives, in Hanoi on August 15.

Tung highly valued solidarity and cooperation between the two trade unions, expressing his hope that the visit will contribute to further strengthening their sound relationship.

Since setting up friendship and cooperation with the VGCL, the SNTUC has spared no effort to help the Vietnamese side organise numerous conferences, training courses and received many trade union officials of Vietnam to study in Singapore , he said.

For his part, Heng Chee How congratulated the Vietnamese side on the significant achievements Vietnam has gained in ensuring legitimate rights and interests for labourers.

He expressed his hope that in the future, the two trade unions will continue to work closely for the development of both sides.

Vietnam-Singapore bilateral ties were officially established in 1973 and have been raised to strategic partnership. The two countries signed the Connectivity Framework Agreement in 2005.

Singapore is now the fourth biggest investor in Vietnam with total investment of more than 23 billion USD in over 1,000 projects, mainly in the fields of oil and gas, agro-forestry and fisheries processing, infrastructure building, education and healthcare./.