Similarities, common interests help develop Malta-Vietnam relations: Malta Ambassador

Despite their geographical distance, over the past years, Malta and Vietnam have identified similarities and common interests, helping them cooperate in many fields for the benefit of the two peoples, Malta Ambassador to Vietnam John Busuttil has told the Vietnam News Agency on the ocdcasion of the 50th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic ties (January 14).
Similarities, common interests help develop Malta-Vietnam relations: Malta Ambassador
Similarities, common interests help develop Malta-Vietnam relations: Malta Ambassador. (Photo: VNA)

Ambassador Busuttil said that the 50th anniversary is a truly remarkable milestone and an opportunity for the two countries to look back on the achievements of the past five decades to better outline a roadmap for their promising friendship for the coming decades.

Regarding bilateral cooperation, Malta and Vietnam have signed agreements on trade, economics, finance and science, he said, adding that Malta is always willing to explore new and diverse areas of cooperation with Vietnam to develop mutual respect and understanding and common cohesion.

The two countries have developed a shared commitment to pursuing peace and prosperity, with their participation in the United Nations affirming these goals, highlighting their dynamism and flexibility as members of the international community, and making them more resilient in the face of global challenges.

Regarding priorities in Malta's relationship with Vietnam, the diplomat said that at the bilateral level, Malta wants to further explore opportunities for trade cooperation with Vietnam - one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The consistent growth, and the flexibility and know-how in the manufacturing sector make Vietnam an attractive partner and Malta is increasingly aware of the commercial potential of this relationship.

In addition, Malta also sees many opportunities for collaboration in the fields of education and advanced manufacturing, he said, adding that his country can provide Vietnam with support in teaching English as a foreign language and in specific fields such as international maritime law.

To enhance the bilateral ties, this year, Malta plans to organise several events in Vietnam on the occasion of the European country’s Independence Day in September, said the Ambassador.

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(Source: VNA)