Maritime and aviation security in the South China Sea re-emphasized


Recently, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung held talk with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel in the framework of his official visit to the Kingdom of Belgium.
At the meeting, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung congratulated Charles Michel has officially inaugurated Prime Minister of Belgium; appreciated the success of the Belgian Government in overcoming the negative impacts of the global economic - financial crisis to make the Belgium’s economy grown back. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel appreciated the socio - economic achievements of Vietnam in the last years. This positive development creates favorable conditions for strengthening bilateral relations in the future.
The two Prime Ministers stressed that more than 40 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations (1973-2014), cooperation between the two countries in many fields have developed and demonstrated by many high-level visits in which the most recent visit to Vietnam by Crown Prince of Belgium (March 2012) and the visit to Belgium by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (January 2013). The two sides agreed to further promote high-level exchanges of visits and strengthen cooperation, mutual support at multilateral forums and international organizations such as the United Nations (UN), the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), cooperation forum between the Association of Southeast Asian nations and the European Union (ASEAN-EU) and the Organization of the Francophonie (Francophonie). The two sides appreciated the role of the Asia-Europe Meeting, considered it as a channel for dialogue, cooperation programs and key exchange between two continents, confirmed the importance of the Vietnam-Belgium cooperation through this mechanism.
Belgium affirmed their support for the signing of free trade agreements between the EU and Vietnam and said that this agreement with the Framework Agreement on Partnership and Comprehensive Cooperation (PCA) between Vietnam and the EU are stable ground to further develop cooperation between Vietnam and the EU member states.
The two sides agreed to enhance trade cooperation, facilitate for bilateral business to keep contact and connect in priority areas such as ports, logistics, transportation, green technology, high technology, aviation and universe. The two sides agreed to maintain the mechanism of Joint Commission on economic cooperation to navigate the economic relationship, identify priorities, improve efficiency of implemented projects, efficiency in coordination mechanism for cooperation between the two countries as well as in the region and community. Both parties said that the cultural and education cooperation were highligh in bilateral relations to facilitate universities and institutes of the two countries to strengthen cooperation and exchange experiences, aiming at trainning high quality staffs.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and Belgian Prime Minister exchanged views on issues of security and cooperation in the Asia - Pacific region.
Belgium confirmed its determination to promote cooperation in the region both bilaterally and multilaterally.
The two sides stressed the importance of peace, stability, security, safety and freedom of navigation and aviation in the South China Sea, resolving disputes by peaceful means, do not use force or threaten to use force, base on international law and the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea as well as fully implement and Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) and the need to achieve a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC).
Shortly after the talk, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel witnessed the signing of the Agreement between Belgium and Vietnam for the 2nd Vietnam small satellite projects to observe natural resources and disasters…

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Quân Hoàng 15/10/14 16:06

For EU-Asia cultural and social relations, the Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF) is a foundation whose mission is 'to promote greater mutual understanding between the peoples of Asia and Europe through closer intellectual, cultural, and people-to-people exchanges'.

Huy Quốc 15/10/14 16:08

IT is an important development, taking the bilateral relationship to a new stage with wider and deeper cooperation on the basis of equality, mutual benefit and in line with the two sides’ priorities on socio-economic development and external affairs.

Hoàng Lân 15/10/14 16:09

It will open up opportunities for cooperation between Vietnam and the EU in areas

Vân Nhàn 15/10/14 16:10

It also shows both sides’ determination to further enhance cooperation in addressing global issues.

Hùng Quân 15/10/14 16:11

The visit shows Vietnam ’s determination to develop the partnership and comprehensive cooperation with the EU.

Lê Tín 15/10/14 16:12

The EU attaches importance to Vietnam ’s increasing role in the region and the world and wishes to enhance bilateral cooperation and cooperation at regional and international forums.

Quốc Cường 15/10/14 16:13

Let's see the EU official affirmed the EU’s stance in solving disputes in the East Sea through peaceful measures based on the respect for international laws, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, to ensure free and safe maritime navigation and security in the region.

Huy Lâm 15/10/14 16:15

Many countries support concerned parties to fully implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) and work toward building of the Code of Conduct in the East Sea.

Phạm Hiếu 15/10/14 18:24

The Vietnamese Party and State attach great importance to strengthening comprehensive cooperation with the European Union (EU).

Quốc Kiên 15/10/14 18:29

Vietnam hopes the EU will expand multifaceted cooperation in the fields of the two sides strength

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