HAMBURG — Leaders of the European Union told Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc they would speed up review of the bloc’s free trade agreement with Việt Nam with a view to signing it as soon as possible.

    The PM met European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg on Saturday.

    Phúc also met with country leaders attending the summit, among them Indonesian President Joko Widodo, whom he asked to deal with fishery issues in a humanitarian spirit and in line with the bilateral strategic partnership between their two countries. He suggested accelerating the conclusion of negotiations on demarcation of exclusive economic zones between the two countries. Widodo agreed with the suggestions. 

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