President Tran Dai Quang winds up tour of Brunei, Singapore

Tuesday, 2016-08-30 22:23:39
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President Tran Dai Quang speaking at the Singapore-Vietnam business forum (Credit: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – President Tran Dai Quang arrived in Hanoi on late August 30, wrapping up his State visits to Brunei and Singapore from August 26 – 30.

The visits were made at the invitation of Bruneian Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah and Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam.

They took place amidst the sound development of Vietnam’s friendship and multi-faceted cooperation with Brunei and its strategic partnership with Singapore in all spheres, from politics, security, defence, economics, trade, investment, education and training, to culture, sports and tourism.

The visits, along with activities of other Party and State leaders, have helped implement and convey the message about the 12th National Party Congress’s socio-economic development and foreign policies, thereby furthering Vietnam’s relations with other countries as well as raising its stature in the region and the world.

This was also an opportunity for the leaders of Vietnam and the two other Southeast Asian countries to discuss ways fostering bilateral co-operation and bringing Vietnam’s relations with Brunei and Singapore to a new height, both bilaterally and multilaterally, for the sake of each country, the ASEAN Community and the region’s peace, stability and co-operation.

The Bruneian and Singaporean leaders highly valued President Tran Dai Quang’s visits, which have tightened Vietnam’s connections with their respective nations across the board.

During the visits, Vietnam and the two countries showed a similarity in their viewpoints on regional and global issues, especially those within the ASEAN framework, which is favourable for Vietnam’s closer co-ordination with Brunei and Singapore in promoting the ASEAN Community.