Afterwards, both leaders co-chaired a press conference, where President Quang said Vietnam treasures friendship and cooperation with Australia. He called for more regular exchanges of visits at all levels, further cooperation between localities, and people-to-people diplomacy. Mr. Quang said: “Both sides will seriously consider trade barriers that may hinder their exports, encourage businesses to invest in each other’s countries, and create a breakthrough in trade and investment. Vietnam applauds Australia for continued provision of ODA for Vietnam. Both sides will forge closer ties and promote mutual understanding in education-training, culture, sports, tourism, and labor.
Governor-General Cosgrove expressed his pleasure at his first visit to Vietnam, adding that the trip amid the 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties is also an occasion for the two countries to move towards new frameworks in their strategic partnership.
The same day, President Tran Dai Quang and his wife hosted a banquet in honor of Governor-General of Australia Peter Cosgrove and his wife.
Earlier in the morning, the Governor-General laid a wreath at the Monument to Heroic Martyrs and paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at the Vietnamese late leader’s mausoleum in Hanoi.Nguồn: vovworld.vn