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Australian prime minister to visit Vietnam this weekend

Australian prime minister to visit Vietnam this weekend

Wednesday, May 31, 2023, 15:39 GMT+7
Australian prime minister to visit Vietnam this weekend
Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (L) shakes hands with his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese at a meeting on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Cambodia in November 2022. Photo:

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will pay an official visit to Vietnam on Saturday at the invitation of Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

This will be his first visit to Vietnam since he took office in 2022.

The Australian prime minister’s visit will be made two months after Australian Governor-General David Hurley’s state visit to Vietnam.

His two-day visit is aimed at marking the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Australia.

Australian Prime Minister Albanese will meet several top Vietnamese officials during his trip, said the Australian Embassy in Vietnam.

“The leaders will come to the table about measures to deepen the partnership in trade, investment, education, energy, and environmental protection," the embassy said. “Vietnam is one of Australia’s key strategic economic partners in Southeast Asia, which is a focus of Australian Prime Minister Albanese."

“My first official visit to Vietnam is meant to celebrate 50 years of the two nations’ diplomatic ties and strengthen two-way cooperation in various fields,” Prime Minister Albanese said in an announcement released by the Australian Embassy on Tuesday.

Vietnam and Australia established their diplomatic relationship in February 1973. Over the past 50 years, bilateral ties have thrived and made great strides in numerous fields.

Many major works in Vietnam have been backed by Australia. Among them are My Thuan 1 Bridge, which connects Tien Giang Province with Vinh Long Province in the Mekong Delta region, and Cao Lanh Bridge in Dong Thap Province in the same region.

Vietnam is the Australian prime minister’s second destination during his trip to Southeast Asia. He will travel to Singapore to sit in on the 20th Shangri-La Dialogue before arriving in Vietnam.

He was sworn into office on May 23, 2022. He previously served as deputy prime minister.

He is well known for his ability to connect stakeholders, enterprises, and people to advance the economic growth and improve people’s standard of living in Australia.

When serving as Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, he launched multiple big-ticket projects. Many parts of Australia were connected by roads and rail links.

During his official Vietnam visit in April, Australian Governor-General Hurley and Vietnamese State President Vo Van Thuong reached a consensus on upgrading the two-way relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership at the right time.

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Tieu Bac - Duy Linh / Tuoi Tre News


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