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PM Pham Minh Chinh meets First Minister of Scotland

PM Pham Minh Chinh meets First Minister of Scotland

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon (R) presents a gift to Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at their meeting on October 31 (Photo: VNA)   

NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh met with First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon right after landing at Prestwick Airport on October 31 morning (local time).

The Government leader is staying in the UK to attend the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) and pay a working visit to the country.

Talking to the host, PM Chinh affirmed that Vietnam treasures and wishes to enhance the effective and substantive cooperation with the UK and its regions, including Scotland.

Highly valuing the potential of Vietnam - Scotland relations, he called on Scotland to share experience, help with human resources training, grant scholarships for Vietnamese students, and send experts to assist the Southeast Asian country.

He also asked Sturgeon to facilitate Vietnamese goods’ access to the Scottish market, assuring that Vietnam encourages and creates favourable conditions for British businesses, including those from Scotland, to expand investment in important sectors of the Vietnamese economy.

Welcoming PM Chinh and the Vietnamese delegation to the COP26 held in Scotland, First Minister Sturgeon expressed her belief that Vietnam will contribute to the success of this event. She also hailed the country’s significant contributions to common efforts in climate change response.

She voiced her support for PM Chinh’s proposals, noting that Scotland is ready to share its experience and cooperate with Vietnam in developing inshore wind power.

The official added she hopes for stronger ties in human resources development and welcomes Vietnamese students to Scotland.

At the meeting, the two sides agreed on the necessity of cooperation in ensuring equal access to vaccine sources in the COVID-19 fight.

PM Chinh proposed Scotland to assist Vietnam in vaccine supply and essential medical supplies.

He also took this occasion to invite the First Minister and enterprises of Scotland to visit and explore investment opportunities in Vietnam.

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