Vietnamese FM meets counterparts on sidelines of AMM-51

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh met with Foreign Ministers from Cambodia and Norway on the sidelines of the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting (AMM-51) and related meetings in Singapore on Wednesday.

At the meeting with Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn, the two ministers agreed to prepare high-level visits and a bilateral cooperative mechanism by the end of this year. The two sides pledged to implement cooperative projects and speed up border marker placement and create a border region of peace, stability, cooperation, and development. The two agreed to promote negotiations for a Code of Conduct in the East Sea.

At the meeting with Norwegian Foreign Minister Eriksen Soreide, Mr. Minh asked the two countries to increase delegation exchanges and said Vietnam encourages Norwegian businesses to invest in maritime business, shipbuilding, oil and gas, and renewable energy in Vietnam. Mr. Minh called on Norway to promote a free trade agreement between Viet Nam and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).

Source: VOV5