Vietnam, Ireland strengthen cooperation in innovation and education

Tuesday, 05/07/2022 22:46
Minister of Foreign Affairs Assistant Do Hung Viet has confirmed that Vietnam always attaches importance to increasing the friendly and cooperative relationship with Ireland.
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On July 4, Mr. Viet had a working meeting with Irish Minister of State at the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs Colm Brophy.

At the meeting, the two sides expressed their delight at the positive development of Vietnam - Ireland relations in the fields of politics - diplomacy, trade - investment, education, and development cooperation. In particular, despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, two-way trade turnover still maintains a high growth momentum, reaching USD4.7 billion in 2021.

Secretary of State Brophy affirmed that Ireland always attaches importance to developing relations with Vietnam, especially in the context that the EVFTA agreement that has come into effect; highly appreciated the effectiveness of Irish-funded development assistance projects in Vietnam's localities. He also expressed his wish to strengthen cooperation with Vietnam in politics, diplomacy, and multilateral forums and in areas where the two sides have strengths and potentials.

The two sides agreed to strengthen coordination between the two foreign ministries in order to tighten political and economic ties; expanding cooperation in priority areas such as climate change adaptation, renewable energy, high-tech agriculture, innovation, development cooperation, education - training, and people-to-people exchanges .

On this occasion, the two sides exchanged views on a number of international and regional issues of mutual concern./.

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