BY GORETHY KENNETH in Vietnam
Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang has officially asked his counterpart Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in Da Nang to solve the problem of Vietnamese boatmen arrested in Papua New Guinea on humanitarian grounds and friendly relations between two countries.
Last night, at the Da Nang Administration Center, President Tran Dai Quang received Mr O’Neill on the occasion of attending the APEC 2017 Summit in Da Nang. Nang.
In a statement released through Vietnam News President Tran Dai Quang asked Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and the Government of Papua New Guinea to solve the problem of Vietnamese boatmen arrested in Papua New Guinea on humanitarian grounds and friendly relations between two countries.
Prime Minister O’Neill pledged to deal adequately with Vietnamese fishermen.
The two sides agreed to further promote bilateral cooperation in areas where the two countries have great potentials such as agriculture, oil and gas exploration, fisheries, tourism
President Tran Dai Quang congratulated the achievements of Papua New Guinea, expressing confidence that the Government and people of Papua New Guinea will win more great achievements in their careers, build and develop the country, contribute to peace, security and stability in the region as well as in the world; affirmed that Vietnam is ready to coordinate and support the sharing of experiences to help Papua New Guinea successfully assume the role of host country.
Prime Minister Peter O’Neill expressed his admiration for Vietnam’s achievements in socio-economic development over the past time and believed that Vietnam would successfully organize the APEC Year 2017; We cordially invite the President to attend the APEC 2018 Summit held in Papua New Guinea. To perfect the legal corridor in order to encourage and facilitate the trade promotion and investment activities of the two countries’ enterprises; Cooperate in international forums and organizations. On the issue of the South China Sea, the two sides shared their views on peaceful settlement of disputes on the basis of international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 (UNCLOS).