- Title: Malaysia, Vietnam foreign ministers discuss trade, South China Sea
- Date: 27th July 2017
- Summary: HANOI, VIETNAM (JULY 27, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** EXTERIOR OF VIETNAM'S GOVERNMENT GUEST HOUSE VIETNAM'S DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND FOREIGN MINISTER PHAM BINH MINH GREETING MALAYSIA'S FOREIGN MINISTER ANIFAH AMAN MINH AND ANIFAH SHAKING HANDS, POSING FOR PHOTOS MINH AND ANIFAH SHAKING HANDS, WALKING AWAY DELEGATES SITTING DOWN AT MEETING TABLE MINH SPEAKING ANIFAH AND MALAYSIAN DELEGATES LISTENING MINH AND VIETNAMESE OFFICIALS SPEAKING ANIFAH SPEAKING MINH LISTENING MEETING IN PROGRESS MALAYSIAN AND VIETNAMESE NATIONAL FLAGS ON TABLE MINH AND ANIFAH SITTING FOR NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (English) MALAYSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, ANIFAH AMAN, SAYING: "We also have touched and discussed on South China Sea, which is of great important to both countries and I can assure you that both Malaysia and Vietnam will work closely on this issue." VIETNAMESE OFFICIALS STANDING (SOUNDBITE) (English) MALAYSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, ANIFAH AMAN, SAYING: "Total of bilateral trade (between Vietnam and Malaysia) of $10.3 billion in 2016 and looks set to achieve our target of bilateral trade of $15 billion by the year 2020." MALAYSIAN DELEGATES STANDING MINH AND ANIFAH BEING PASSED DOCUMENTS DURING SIGNING CEREMONY ANIFAH SIGNING MINH SIGNING MINH AND ANIFAH GETTING UP FROM THEIR SEATS AND SHAKING HANDS MINH AND ANIFAH HOLDING DOCUMENTS AND SHAKING HANDS FOR PHOTOS MINH AND ANIFAH LEAVING ROOM
- Embargoed: 10th August 2017 12:11
- Keywords: Vietnam Malaysia relations Anifah Aman Pham Binh Minh
- Location: HANOI, VIETNAM
- City: HANOI, VIETNAM
- Country: Vietnam
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016RHSGN9
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Malaysia's Foreign Minister Anifah Aman met his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh in Hanoi on Thursday (July 27) during a visit aimed at strengthening bilateral relations.
The pair were meeting for the Fifth Joint Commission Meeting on Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation. After the talks, Anifah told reporters they had discussed various issues including the South China Sea and bilateral trade, which he said was on track to hit a target of $15 billion by the year 2020.
Vietnam's investment in Malaysia in 2016 was recorded at $156 million, an increase of 42.6 percent from 2015, according to Vietnam's Chamber of Commerce. Malaysia is ranked as the seventh largest foreign direct investment contributor in Vietnam with a total registered capital of $12.3 billion in 2016.
Anifah is also expected to meet Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc later on Thursday.
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