Vietnam, Philippines look to achieve US$10 billion in bilateral trade

August 04, 2023

HCMC – Vietnam and the Philippines agreed to raise bilateral trade to US$10 billion while Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh was meeting with Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines Enrique A. Manalo on August 2. Secretary of Foreign Affairs Manalo highlighted Vietnam as the Philippines’ only strategic partner in ASEAN and emphasized the numerous shared interests and strategic benefits between the two nations. He pledged that the Philippines would collaborate closely with Vietnamese partners to effectively implement the agreements reached during his visit to Vietnam. Chinh praised the effectiveness of exchange activities between Vietnam and the Philippines, particularly noting sustainable growth in two-way trade, which amounted to nearly US$8 billion last year. Chinh also stressed the importance of strengthening cooperation in defense, security, and maritime affairs and called for the establishment of a legal framework for security cooperation between Vietnam and the Philippines.

The source of this news is from The Saigon Times