Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Vietnam, together with his spouse and delegation will visit the capital cities of Sweden and Norway between May 20 – 28, 2019 as a part of EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement.
The purposes of the visit are to promote strategic ties between Vietnam and European countries and accelerate the approval process of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).
The Vietnam PM’s tour schedule also included Russia which was already begun at the invitation of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on May 20 and will end on May 23.
Then, PM Phuc will start his visit to Oslo, Norway on May 24-26 at the invitation of Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg.
Lastly, he will be welcomed by Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in the visit to Stockholm, Sweden that will take place from May 26 to 28.
The bilateral relationships between Vietnam and Norway has been established for almost 50 years since 1971 and acchieved effective coorperations in multisectoral ties relating economics, trade, security and defense, education, tourism, and culture in recent years.
Similarly, Sweden was considered as Vietnam’s most important supporter, donor and partner that has granted over US$46 billion for sustainable growth in Vietnam since 1969, the year Sweden became the first European nation estabhishing its tie in Vietnam.
Recently, Vietnam was received a 3-days visit from Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel in early May as a part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Sweden.