Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen
Minh Vu held an online talk with Permanent Secretary of the Foreign Ministry of Singapore Chee Wee Kiong on
September 13 to discuss experience in response to COVID-19 pandemic and economic
At the event, Vu thanked
Singapore for offering timely support to Vietnam, especially essential medical
supplies, considering it vivid evidence of the strategic partnership between the two countries.
He spoke highly of Singapore’s
success in curbing the pandemic, particularly vaccinating over 80 percent of
its population to facilitate economic opening and development.
The Vietnamese Deputy
Foreign Minister wished that Singapore would assist in or transfer vaccines to
Vietnam as soon as possible.
Chee Wee Kiong underscored
the importance of close ties between the two foreign ministries to bolster the Singapore – Vietnam strategic partnership in various areas, including pandemic
response, travelling facilitation, opening of the economy and prevention of
supply chain disruption.
The two sides discussed
Singapore’s experience in policy planning to control the pandemic soon, towards
economic recovery and bringing the country to “new normal”.
Chee spoke highly of Vietnam’s
efforts and believed that the country will put the pandemic under control, thus
facilitating the opening of the two economies and travelling for the two