The Commonwealth of Dominica and the southeastern Asian nation of Vietnam have inked an agreement that gives visa exemptions for holders of diplomatic and official passports from both the nations. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of the ongoing 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
It is to be noted that, the agreement was inked by the Minister for Planning, Economic Development, Climate Resilience, Sustainable Development and the Renewable Energy of Dominica, Dr Vince Henderson, and the Foreign Minister of Vietnam, Bui Thanh Son.
Minister Vince Henderson is part of Dominica’s delegation to the UNGA. At a working session before the signing, both the leaders held discussion and agreed upon the steps to boost the friendship and cooperation between the two nations.
Both nations agreed on need to promote negotiations
The information about the following has been shared by the Vietnamese government, in which they cited that, the leaders of both the nations have agreed on need to promote talks on double taxation avoidance agreement and other cooperation deals in science, technology, education, and agriculture, thus making active contributions for boosting the bilateral ties.
As per Minister Vince Henderson, “There is great significance in Dominica’s ties with Vietnam and I am also expecting it to grow in the most robust way.” He further mentioned that the visa exemption agreement is a vital step towards the bilateral ties.
On the sidelines of the ongoing 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the leaders of both the nations have pledged to boost the collaboration between Vietnam and Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nations and between Dominica and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states.
It is to be noted that, the diplomatic ties between both the nations of the Commonwealth of Dominica and Vietnam was firstly established in the year 2013.