Vietnamese PM to visit Australia, New Zealand next week

March 02, 2024

Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his spouse will visit Australia and New Zealand from March 5 to 11, during which he will attend the 2024 ASEAN-Australia Special Summit held in Melbourne, the Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Friday. The top Vietnamese official will remain in Australia from March 5 to 9 during the week-long visit, which will take place at the invitation of his Australian and New Zealand counterparts Anthony Albanese and Christopher Luxon. Australia and New Zealand are Vietnam’s strategic partners in Oceania, as well as member countries of the Agreement Establishing the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA), which was upgraded in August last year. Bilateral trade between Vietnam and Australia reached US$13.8 billion last year, with the former exporting $5.2 billion worth of goods to the latter. Photo: AFPAs for the Vietnam-New Zealand relations, the visit by PM Chinh will take place ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam-New Zealand diplomatic ties in 2025.

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