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  • 26 July 2014

    “On the eve of the 65th anniversary of the establishment of Polish-Vietnamese diplomatic relations, which falls next year, I judge our bilateral relationship very good,” said Minister Radosław Sikorski, who had a meeting with Pham Binh Minh, Vietnamese Deputy Minister and Foreign Minister. The meeting was held in Warsaw on 25 July. Deputy Prime Minister Minh was an honorary guest of this year’s Conference of Ambassadors.

    The ministers’ talks concentrated on the possibilities for increasing trade volume between Poland and Vietnam. “A new loan facility agreement, being currently prepared by the Ministry of Finance, could provide an incentive for Polish enterprises to export more to Vietnam,” emphasised Minister Sikorski.

    The minister drew attention to the fact that the trade volume between Poland and Vietnam exceeded USD 1 billion last year and expressed hope that Poland would be soon able to narrow its trade deficit with Vietnam.

    The chief of Polish diplomacy expressed his hope of signing a free trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam and of Poland’s ratifying the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement in the near future.

    The ministers also discussed issues relating to the political and security situation in Europe and South East Asia, as well as cooperation in the fields of defence, agriculture, and environmental protection.
    Another point on the agenda included plans of high-level Polish-Vietnamese bilateral visits and the state of preparations for next year's celebrations of the 65th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and Vietnam.

    Deputy Prime Minister Minh also took part in Poland-Vietnam economic consultations. The Polish side was represented by Deputy Minister Katarzyna Kacperczyk and Polish entrepreneurs interested in economic cooperation with Vietnam.
    “The participants in today's meeting represent companies which are very active in foreign markets, and have portfolios that are very competitive even in the most demanding of conditions,” stressed Deputy Minister Kacperczyk. “Polish businesspeople are ready to cooperate with Vietnamese partners on offering that would meet the needs and expectations of Vietnamese customers and consumers,” noted the deputy chief of Polish diplomacy.


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