Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Pham Binh Minh, has met with Australia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop at the 22nd ARF Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (ARF 22) in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday 6 August 2015.

Below, is an extract taken from an article published in Tui Tre News titled Deputy PM speaks on regional security issues (7 August 2015).

…Yesterday, the Vietnamese Deputy PM met Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop.

Bishop said that Australia valued its friendship and co-operation with Viet Nam. She agreed that the two countries should enhance co-operation and exchanges at high-ranking levels, as well as take advantage of current bilateral co-operation frameworks to develop the comprehensive partnership between the two countries and meet the practical interests of the two peoples. She also said Australia strongly opposed China’s unilateral actions in the East Sea. All disputes must be solved by peaceful measures, based on international law, she added.

Malaysian Warriors and Julie Bishop

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