Politburo member Vo Van Thuong visits Kazakhstan

Politburo member and head of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Information and Education Vo Van Thuong concluded a working visit to Kazakhstan on Wednesday.

During his 3-day trip, both sides discussed measures to boost the relationship between the Communist Party of Vietnam and Kazakhstan's ruling Party Nur Otan.

They said that the two countries' economy-trade-investment cooperation is also making progress, particularly after a free trade agreement between Vietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union, of which Kazakhstan is a member, took effect in October 2016. The sides, however, stressed bilateral trade still falls short of potential, requiring Vietnam and Kazakhstan to invest more efforts to exploit the strength and the needs of each other.

Mr. Thuong informed the Kazakhstan side on the current complicated developments in the East Sea. He affirmed Vietnam's consistent stance of resolving disputes at sea using peaceful measures in line with international law. Kazakhstan officials expressed their concern over the situation and supported Vietnam's stance, for ensuring security, safety, as well as free navigation and overflight in the waters.

Source: VOV5