The comprehensive partnership between Vietnam and Australia will continue to develop in the coming time after the political changes in Australia.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Australia Hoang Vinh Thanh made the remark during a recent interview with Vietnam News Agency correspondents in Sydney whilst discussing prospects to further strengthen relations between the two countries after Australia’s general election on September 7.

The ambassador stressed that in order to make the most of the cooperative potential between the two countries, Vietnam should enhance control and management to meet Australia’s standards for goods imported into the country, while improving the investment environment to attract more Australian investors.

Vietnam-Australia trade and investment cooperation has developed strongly with two-way trade reaching 5 billion USD in 2012, Thanh noted.

Australia is now Vietnam’s eighth largest trading partner and ranks 21 st among investors in Vietnam with a total investment of about 1.3 billion USD.-VNA