HANOI, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam and Greece vowed here Monday to step up negotiations to achieve the early signing of agreements on Avoidance of Double Taxation as well as on maritime transport.
The remarks were made at the bilateral talks in Vietnam's capital Hanoi between Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and visiting Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias.
Speaking to reporters after the talks, Kotzias, the first Greek foreign minister to visit Vietnam, vowed to enhance Greece-Vietnam friendship and cooperation, especially in economy and maritime transport.
Greece is willing to become a gateway for Vietnam to boost ties with the European Union, said Kotzias.
Vietnam-Greece bilateral trade revenue hit 239 million U.S. dollars in 2016, according to Vietnamese government's e-Portal on Monday.