Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh in a phone conversation with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on September 16 – Photo: BNG
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh also expressed his desire for Austria to have a voice in promoting the COVAX mechanism to accelerate vaccine distribution to Vietnam in the near future.
At a phone call on September 16, the Prime Minister congratulated Austria on successfully organizing the 5th World Conference of Presidents of the National Assembly. This is also the event that National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue attended recently. via.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh affirmed that Vietnam always attaches importance to the traditional friendship relationship with Austria and wishes to deepen the close and trusting relationship between the two countries in various fields.
Prime Minister Kurz affirmed that Vietnam is Austria’s reliable and important partner in Southeast Asia. generation.
Towards the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations (1972 – 2022), the two sides agreed to soon resume the exchange of delegations and high-level contacts, strengthen cooperation, including the Vietnam – Austria Joint Committee on the cooperation agreement. economic cooperation and investment.
Over the past time, despite the stressful epidemic situation, Austria continues to maintain its position in the top 10 largest export markets of Vietnam in Europe.
The two Prime Ministers affirmed their desire to work closely together and effectively exploit opportunities from the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh suggested the Austrian Government create favorable conditions for the export of agricultural and aquatic products, especially seasonal fruits, coffee, pepper, cashew nuts, etc. from Vietnam to the Austrian market. Vietnam-EU Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA), prompting the European Commission (EC) to soon remove the “yellow card” for Vietnamese seafood.
Prime Minister Kurz shared with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s comments, saying that Austria is ready to support Vietnam to strengthen ties with the EU and soon remove the IUU yellow card.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh suggested the Austrian Government adopt policies to support and create favorable conditions for the Vietnamese community in Austria to live and do business smoothly, especially in the post-pandemic period.
The two Prime Ministers also exchanged views on the East Sea issue, emphasizing that ensuring freedom of navigation, aviation, security and peace in the East Sea is in the interests of the whole international community, supporting the settlement of disputes. dispute by peaceful means on the basis of international law, especially the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 1982.
On this occasion, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh invited Prime Minister Kurz to visit Vietnam in 2022 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. Prime Minister Kurz happily accepted.