Bucharest, January 21, 2024 – # RBJ (photo: signing of an MoU between the National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics and the National Institute of Digital Technology and Digital Transformation from Vietnam) – Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh is making an official visit to Romania, between 20- A bilateral economic forum will be held on January 22, announced the spokesperson of the Government.A bilateral economic forum will also be organized on this occasion.
“Vietnam and Romania have a very good traditional friendship and cooperation relationship for almost 75 years that continues to expand and develop positively. Romania is one of the first countries to recognize Vietnam and has provided valuable support and assistance in the struggle to regain independence and national reunification before, as well as today’s construction and development,” said Pham Minh Chinh.
According to the Vietnamese Prime Minister, Romania helped train about 4,000 experts for Vietnam, “which represent a very valuable human resource for the construction and development of the country”.
“Romania actively supported the process of negotiation, ratification and implementation of the Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), being one of the first two EU countries to ratify the Vietnam-EU Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA)”, he added said Pham Minh Chinh.
He stated that, during the strongest outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, “Romania was the first country in the EU to grant 300,000 doses of vaccines”, helping to overcome the pandemic.
He appreciated that “the relationship between Vietnam and Romania is developing strongly in many fields”.
“Bidirectional turnover almost doubled from USD 261 million in 2019 to USD 425 million in 2022. The two countries have just signed the Education Cooperation Program for the period 2023-2026. Cooperation between the localities of the two countries is being promoted. Interpersonal exchanges are increasingly consolidated; more and more Romanian tourists are visiting Vietnam”, the Vietnamese Prime Minister also stated.
“At the same time, we hope that the Government of Romania will continue to protect the legitimate rights of Vietnamese workers in Romania, creating favorable conditions for the Vietnamese community to integrate, establish their lives and do business in the long term, becoming a bridge between the two countries”, the Vietnamese prime minister also declared.
“I always keep deep memories of beautiful Romania”
He also spoke about the period of his studies in Romania: “I always keep deep impressions, good feelings and deep memories about beautiful Romania, the hardworking, friendly, hospitable and grateful Romanian people. I will never forget the years of my youth when I studied and worked in Romania; I remember the faces, voices, laughter and beloved images of Romanian teachers and friends; thanks to their important help, I and our students became what we are today”.
“I am very happy and excited to return this time to Romania and I believe that the visit will contribute to the promotion, strengthening, deepening and efficiency of the friendly cooperative relationship between the two countries, for the benefit of the two peoples, for peace, cooperation and development in region and the world”, Pham Minh Chinh also declared.
Today, a Memorandum of collaboration was signed between the National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics (ICI Bucharest) and the National Institute of Digital Technology and Digital Transformation in Vietnam on the occasion of the visit of the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Pham Minh Chinh, to this institute, together with members of the cabinet in Hanoi.