Malaysia-Socialist Republic of Vietnam to strengthen bilateral cooperation, reopen borders, develop Halal industry

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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


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