Visiting Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his Haitian counterpart Laurent Salvador Lamothe discussed ways to boost their bilateral partnership in economics, trade and investment during talks in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, on March 29.

To realise further development, both sides have committed to facilitating all-level visits and diplomatic connections between their countries. Through the Joint Commission for Trade and Investment, they planned to expand coordination in areas of potential, such as telecommunications, food security, energy, trade and health care.

Both host and guest also pledged to nurture two-way trade and investment on the basis of equality and mutual benefit.

Discussing regional and global issues of shared interest, the leaders agreed to support each other at international organisations and multilateral forums for peace, stability and development in their regions and the world at large.

PM Laurent Lamothe hailed Dung’s visit, which he said has laid a firm foundation for the two-way relationship to grow through the establishment of legal mechanisms and frameworks conducive to cooperation. He revealed that negotiations were underway for a framework agreement on cooperation, investment promotion and protection and a visa waiver for diplomatic and official passport holders.

After the talks, the two PMs signed the Vietnam – Haiti joint statement and witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on joint energy activities./.