Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (left) and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison during G20 Summit in Japan in June 2019. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The visit to Vietnam by Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his spouse from August 22-24 is expected to contribute to promoting the relationship between the two countries effectively and practically. It takes place amidst the thriving bilateral relations and increasing political trust, with the exchange of high-ranking delegations and meetings. Vietnam and Australia officially established diplomatic ties on February 26, 1973, and a comprehensive partnership in 2009. The relationship was elevated to a strategic partnership in 2018 during the official visit to Australia by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc from March 14-17. The two countries have effectively implemented the action programme for the 2016-2019 period and are building another one for 2020-2022 to materialise the strategic partnership. Australia has regarded Vietnam as a key partner in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and an effective development partner during the reform process. The two sides have maintained bilateral cooperation mechanisms, including annual meetings at the ministerial level in such spheres as diplomacy, national defence and economy, and policy dialogues in different realms. They have… Read full this story
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