Vietnam, Kenya agree to augment cooperation

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception for visiting Cabinet Secretary of the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Monica Juma in Hanoi on Tuesday.

He asked the two countries' ministries and sectors to exert more efforts in negotiations in order to sign cooperation agreements, towards creating a legal framework for enhancing their multi-faceted collaboration. The PM proposed the two sides to promote the exchange of delegations at all levels, saying that Vietnam hopes to welcome the Kenyan President in the coming time. The two countries should support each other at multilateral, regional and international forums, he said, affirming that Vietnam is willing to help Kenya expand cooperation with other ASEAN member states. He also asked Kenya to create favorable conditions for Vietnamese goods to access the Kenyan market.

The same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Cabinet Secretary of the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Monica Juma agreed on specific measures to augment cooperation between the two nations during their talks. The two diplomats agreed that the two countries need to soon sign documents creating a legal framework for their stronger cooperation, especially in the economic field, such as a framework agreement on collaboration in economy, culture, education and IT, an agreement on investment protection and promotion, one on double taxation avoidance and another on visa exemption for diplomatic and official passport holders.

Source: VOV5