Ukraine aspires to tighten relations with Vietnam and ASEAN

Update: 15:06 | 05/11/2020
Bilateral relations with Ukraine have undergone remarkable progress in recent years, especially in terms of politics, economics, and trade, according to Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Yevhen Yenin speaking at a recent meeting with Vietnamese Ambassador to Ukraine Nguyen Anh Tuan.
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Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Yevhen Yenin (L) and Vietnamese Ambassador to Ukraine Nguyen Anh Tuan. (Photo:VNA)

Deputy Minister Yenin also expressed great appreciation for Ambassador Tuan's contributions to the friendship and co-operation between the two nations.

He explained that the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry is accelerating plans to hold a bilateral political consultation in Kiev, with the event penciled in for early 2021, along with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyat visiting the nation. In addition, the ministry is in the process of carrying out necessary procedures to appoint a new Ambassador to Vietnam, he added.

Deputy Minister Yenin shared that the Eastern European nation is seeking to build closer relations with ASEAN and has therefore launched several initiatives such as establishing the ASEAN Center and the ASEAN Committee in Ukraine. Indeed, they have also proposed to become an observer of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) and join the ASEAN Amity and Cooperation Treaty (TAC).

Most notably, it was Deputy Minister Yenin who persuaded Taras Shevchenko University to offer their facilities and human resources to the ASEAN Center in Ukraine, therefore he hopes the Vietnamese side will continue its coordination and guide Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs to speed up these initiatives.

As part of the occasion, Deputy Minister Yenin congratulated the country on its strong performance in the role of a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and ASEAN Chair since the beginning of the year. He also showed great appreciation and thanked Vingroup Group for its practical and timely aid to Ukraine in their fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). He also extended his condolences to the nation due to the great damage caused by natural disasters in the central region.

In response, Ambassador Tuan congratulated Ukraine on their outstanding achievements in terms of innovation, their great integration with Europe, and more active participation in international forums and institutions. One notable achievement mentioned was the Ukrainian re-election to the UN Human Rights Council for the 2020 to 2023 term.

The Vietnamese diplomat suggested the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine should continue to facilitate the integration of the Vietnamese community in the Eastern European nation. This move could contribute to boosting the socio-economic development of Ukraine whilst serving as a bridge for the friendship between both sides.

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(Source: VOV)