Ukraine PM wraps up Vietnam visit, pledges close economic ties

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Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov on Friday wrapped up his two-day visit in Vietnam during which the countries' leaders committed to improving their economical cooperation.

At a meeting that morning, Azarov and his VIetnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung pledged that they would speed up the negotiation of a bilateral free trade agreement to enhance the countries' commercial and investment relationship.

They also promised to facilitate the approaches of two countries' businesses to each other's markets, including mechanics, mining, energy, air transport, and agriculture.

Azarov, who visited Vietnam for the first time at the invitation of Dung, also invited the latter to Ukraine for an official visit.

That same day the Ukrainian PM also met with Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, and Nguyen Sinh Hung, Chairman of the National Assembly.

In other news, a Vietnamese delegation, headed by PM Dung, was due to leave Hanoi on Saturday for the 21st ASEAN Summit, to be in Phnom Penh, Cambodia organized on November 18-20.

Dung will also attend other summits to be held there between ASEAN countries and China, India, Japan, South Korea, and the US.

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