Kazakh President’s visit to Vietnam testifies to high political trust: Diplomat

Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Vietnam Yerlan Baizhanov has highlighted the significance of the official visit to Vietnam by Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev from August 20-22.
mbassador of Kazakhstan to Vietnam Yerlan Baizhanov  (Photo: AFP/VNA)
Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Vietnam Yerlan Baizhanov. (Source: VNA)

Talking to the Vietnam News Agency on the thresholds of the visit, the diplomat said this is the first time Tokayev has visited Vietnam in his new position, and also the first visit of a Kazakh President to Vietnam in the past 12 years.

According to the ambassador, the Kazakh leader is scheduled to meet with high-ranking Vietnamese leaders, including Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, State President Vo Van Thuong, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue, during which senior officials of the two sides will delve into key issues.

Both Vietnam and Kazakhstan are in a period of strong economic growth and rapid development, so the two sides have a lot of issues to discuss and propose to each other, he said.

Tokayev will also visit provinces and cities nearby Hanoi, and a number of manufacturing enterprises, he added.

Within the framework of the visit, the two sides are expected to sign more than 10 cooperation agreements, especially a Joint Action Plan to promote economic-trade cooperation, creating a new basic premise for economic ties, he noted.

Another important document is an agreement on visa exemption for citizens of the two countries, which is hoped to actively support tourism exchange, contributing to further strengthening investment collaboration in particular, and cultural, educational and people-to-people exchanges in general, the diplomat said.

He expressed the belief that the visit’s outcomes will help expand bilateral trade relations in a practical manner.

The ambassador underlined the importance for the two States and Governments to set up cooperative institutes, conclude agreements, set up committees, issue licences and certificates to create premise for all-around cooperation between the two nations.

It is necessary to establish new relations in science, people-to-people, trade, education, information and culture, in order to explore human potential more, he stated.

Practical cooperation does not lie in opening new routes, but in making the people of the two countries really want to be on those flights, so that the desire to take off arises in their mind with the understanding that where they are going will welcome them, Baizhanov went on.

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(Source: VNA)