Vietnam and Singapore will recognize each other's Covid-19 vaccine certificates
The two countries Vietnam and Singapore will work towards an agreement on mutual recognition of certificates of Covid-19 vaccines and cooperation in the digital economy, creating a driving force for recovery and development.
The information was made during a meeting between Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh and Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan at the Government Office today, according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Deputy Prime Minister said that reaching an agreement on mutual recognition of vaccine certificates and digital economic cooperation will create a driving force for economic recovery and development in accordance with the new context.
Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh (right) meets Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan at the Government Office today. Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Deputy Prime Minister highly appreciated the efforts of the Singapore government in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic and implementing expanded vaccination, looking forward to Singapore sharing experiences and cooperating with Vietnam in applying high technology to testing. quickly, control, trace and access safe and effective vaccines. The two countries will soon establish and conduct meetings of two working groups on response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Foreign Minister Balakrishnan, who is visiting Vietnam from June 20 to June 23, said that the two countries are sharing a lot of information and cooperation in the Covid-19 pandemic response strategy economic recovery after the pandemic.
During the talks on June 21 between Vietnam's Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son and Singapore's Foreign Minister, the two sides proposed setting up a Working Group on Covid-19 pandemic response, facilitating travel between the two countries and the Working Group on Digital Economic Cooperation.
The world evaluates Vietnam and Singapore as two countries responding to the Covid-19 pandemic very effectively. Despite the recent decline in the world economy, the trade and investment relations between the two countries are still very solid and developed. In particular, Singapore is the largest source of foreign direct investment of Vietnam in 2020 and the first quarter of this year.