Slovenia and Croatia want to enhance all-round cooperation with Vietnam

At the working session, senior representatives from the three nations discussed measures to strengthen bilateral cooperation and a number of international issues of mutual concern.

Both Slovenia and Croatia highlighted Vietnam’s achievements in the socio-economic development process as well as the country’s important role in the South East Asia region. The two countries expressed a strong desire to bolster multi-faceted cooperation with Vietnam after both nations finalize joining the European Union (EU).

Vietnam, Slovenia and Croatia also agreed to further exchange high-level delegations and support each other at multilateral forums. Slovenia expressed its wish to promote cooperation in the Mekong-Danube sub-region and exchange experts on water resource management.

Representatives from the three nations highlighted cooperative prospects in such fields as trade, investment, agriculture, shipbuilding, transport-ports, health, national defence, education and tourism.

They also agreed to facilitate business opportunities and signing of cooperative agreements in the coming time. Slovenia and Croatia emphasised their hopes of becoming the gateway for Vietnamese goods to penetrate the EU market, especially the Balkan region.