Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias met on Monday in Athens with Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister of Vietnam Pham Binh Minh where they signed an agreement that  abolishes the need for visas on diplomatic passports. 

During their meeting the Vietnamese Foreign Minister expressed his appreciation “for Greece’s support in the formal signing and ratification of the free-trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam,” and both agreed to host annual meetings in each country to collaborate on trade issues, encourage business forums in both countries (especially in the technology sector) and support each other in each one’s bid for a seat as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.

Pham Binh called on both governments to “encourage and assist the business community of their countries and promote collaboration in shipping, which is a significant sector in both Vietnam and Greece.”

Talks focused on economic collaboration, and the Vietnamese official extended an invitation to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to visit Hanoi.


GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.

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