DPM Hue works with Australian ministers

Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue worked with Australian Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison and New South Wales Minister for Heritage Gabrielle Upton during his visit to Australia on July 24.

Meeting with Australian Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison, Deputy PM Hue congratulated Australia on impressive economic development and high and stable economic growth thanks to appropriate fiscal policies. The host leader took the occasion to treasure Australia's commitments to support Viet Nam in the environment, improve means of subsistence for mountainous and rural areas, climate change response, and gender equality.

Minister Scott Morrison praised Viet Nam as the host of APEC 2017 and its organization of trade ministerial conference, financial ministerial conference, and relevant conferences at the APEC Summit Week in November.

Australia, said Minister Scott Morrison, gives a priority to cooperation with ASEAN and hopes to promote ASEAN's solidarity, self-reliance, prosperity and the bloc's central role in the region.

Both the host and the guest welcomed the signing of memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Vietnamese Financial Minister and the Treasure of Australia in 2012 and agreed to early complete negotiations for a new MoU especially on budget management, allocation, public management, and the handling of NPLs.

During a meeting with New South Wales Minister for Heritage Gabrielle Upton, Deputy PM Hue treasured the constructive contribution of New South Wales for Viet Nam-Australia relations, especially in education, tourism, people-to-people exchanges. So far, Sydney has become a familiar destination of Vietnamese citizens.

Deputy PM Hue hoped that with abundant potentials in industry, agriculture, finance, and services, New South Wales would make further contribution to and become a pioneer in economic cooperation.

Minister Gabrielle Upton affirmed that New South Wales highly appreciated the cooperative ties with Viet Nam and encouraged enterprises in education, coal export, petroleum, and energy security.

Ms. Gabrielle Upton affirmed that New South Wales always attaches importance to and creates favorable ways for the Vietnamese community (120,000 people) to stabilize lives and serve as a friendly bridge between the two countries./.

Source: Online Newspaper of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam