Singapore and Vietnam yesterday signed six agreements to further cooperation in such areas as banking and a possible innovation park.
These underscore the growing economic ties between the two countries, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is on a four-day visit to Vietnam which ends today.
Mr Lee and Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc witnessed the signing of the agreements after they met. At a dinner Mr Phuc hosted, both leaders acknowledged the contributions of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who died on March 23 two years ago, in laying the foundations for Singapore-Vietnam ties.
"We will always remember during the early days of reform, it was (Mr Lee) who was very persistent in giving Vietnam valuable and sincere advice," Mr Phuc said.
A Vietnamese translation of Mr Lee Kuan Yew's memoirs was launched in Hanoi yesterday.
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