Austria actively considers promoting the EC to remove the IUU yellow card for Vietnam

Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg acknowledged and positively considered Vietnam's proposal for the Austrian National Assembly to soon ratify the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA); urge the European Commission (EC) to soon remove the yellow card warning of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing for Vietnam's seafood exports.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son and Austrian
Minister Alexander Schallenberg

On the morning of April 17, Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son held talks with Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg on the occasion of Mr. Schallenberg's official visit to Vietnam from April 16-18. Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son affirmed that Vietnam always attaches importance to and wishes to strengthen friendship and cooperation with Austria; considers Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg's first visit to Vietnam to Vietnam as an important milestone in promoting bilateral relations to become deeper and more effective. Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg affirmed that Austria wishes to strengthen ties with Vietnam, Austria's leading and important partner in Southeast Asia. The two sides agreed that there is still plenty of room to further strengthen the bilateral cooperation relationship; at the same time, agree on measures to promote cooperation in many potential fields in the coming time. In terms of politics and diplomacy, the two sides agreed to promote the exchange of delegations at all levels, and to step up cooperation between the two foreign ministries; The two countries closely coordinate and support each other at multilateral forums and international organizations such as the United Nations, the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) and the ASEAN-EU cooperation framework.

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