According to PLO, Vietnamnet, before the information that Malaysia sells gasoline at 13,000 VND/liter to Vietnam, the Embassy confirmed again that this is the domestic price in Malaysia with subsidies, not the export price, even less the price. proposed by Malaysia for Vietnam. As a result, some media reports are inaccurate.
Regarding the information that the Malaysian government agreed to export 300,000 tons of RON95 gasoline to Vietnam, the Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia said according to information from the Malaysian side, after a meeting on March 21 between the Minister of Industry and Trade of Vietnam and the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Senior Minister of Industry and Trade of Malaysia (MITI) Azmin Ali, MITI Minister Azmin Ali phoned the Chairman of Petronas Corporation and Petronas agreed to provide the Vietnamese side with 300,000 tons of RON95 gasoline to show their friendship.
On the morning of March 22, before leaving for the airport to return home, the Malaysian Prime Minister held a press conference in Hanoi and provided information to the press. Therefore, major Malaysian newspapers and news agencies such as Bernama, the Malaysia Reserve… have made this information public.
“There is a slight difference that the Malaysian newspaper reports it as ‘barrel’, while the Malaysian Prime Minister states it as ‘ton'”, the Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia stated.
The Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia said: “Anyway, this is a gesture of goodwill and friendship from the Malaysian side during the visit. You are willing to discuss and discuss in detail and directly between the parties involved, but so far, it may be because the information stage has not been completed. match that the two sides have not yet implemented.
Previously, according to news from VnExpress, Deputy Finance Minister Nguyen Duc Chi said that the Ministry of Finance plans to propose and submit to the National Assembly Standing Committee within its authority to reduce the environmental protection tax bracket with gasoline and oil. According to Mr. Chi, this is one of the options to help curb inflation in the coming time.
In the context of gasoline prices at home and abroad continuously increasing, the Ministry of Finance said that it is coordinating with agencies to study the plan to continue reducing environmental protection tax with gasoline. This agency assesses that the world petroleum market will still have many unpredictable and unpredictable fluctuations, potentially affecting the domestic petroleum supply.