PUTRAJAYA NOV.15: The Sixth Joint Commission Meeting (6th JCM) between Malaysia and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam held virtually today has reaffirmed their commitments to further strengthening bilateral cooperation, including post COVID-19 recovery, reopening of borders, vaccine development and the Halal industry.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement said the meeting was co-chaired by Minister of Foreign Affairs Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah and his counterpart Bui Thanh Son and was held in a warm and cordial atmosphere, reflecting the longstanding close relations between the two countries.
The statement added both sides had a fruitful discussion and extensive exchange of views on a wide range of bilateral and international issues.
“The Meeting also adopted the Plan of Action (POA) 2021-2025 for the Implementation of the Framework for Strategic Partnership between Malaysia and Vietnam.
“The POA among others set a target of achieving total bilateral trade of USD18 billion by 2025. Towards achieving this target, Malaysia and Vietnam looked forward to increasing two-way investments and encouraged expansive business-to-business ventures.
“The successful meeting has paved the way for the enhancement of bilateral cooperation and reinvigorate Malaysia-Vietnam ties affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the statement said.-Malaysia World News