Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh appreciates Poland’s COVID-19 vaccine donation, transfer
|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (R) and Polish Ambassador to Viet Nam Wojciech Gerwel at the meeting. (Photo: VNA)|
Gerwel affirmed that Viet Nam is a priority partner of Poland in the region and is the first country outside Europe that has received COVID-19 vaccine and medical equipment aid from Poland.
The diplomat spoke highly of Viet Nam’s COVID-19 prevention and control efforts in the past time and expressed his belief that the nation will push back the pandemic.
PM Chinh suggested Viet Nam and Poland increase meetings between their high-ranking leaders and between their ministries, sectors and localities via flexible forms.
The two sides should boost cooperation in the areas of investment, official development assistance (ODA), national defence, e-commerce, IT, education and training, and culture, he added.
The PM also asked the European nation to create favourable conditions for Vietnamese products to enter its market.
He thanked and proposed the Polish Government continue assisting Vietnamese expatriates in Poland in stabilising their life, particularly amid the pandemic.
The host and guest discussed ways to further promote Viet Nam-Poland cooperation at multilateral and regional forums.
Regarding the East Sea issue, they highlighted the importance of ensuring security, safety and freedom of navigation and overflight as well as for settling disputes via peaceful measures in line with international law, including the UN Charter and the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
On the occasion, PM Chinh invited his Polish counterpart to visit Viet Nam, while the Polish diplomat conveyed similar invitations from the Polish President and PM to the Vietnamese President and PM.