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VN, Armenia eye strong trade ties

Update: February, 25/2012 - 09:30

 

State President Truong Tan Sang receives Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian.— VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang
HA NOI — Economic and trade links between Viet Nam and Armenia were yet to tap their potential, said President Truong Tan Sang while receiving Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian in Ha Noi yesterday.

Despite some developments in bilateral co-operation, Sang suggested the two sides should review hurdles in their co-ordination policies and mechanisms in order to promote bilateral relations.

High-ranking delegation exchanges should be strengthened, he added.

Sang particularly thanked Armenia for helping to train Vietnamese cadres and students in the past.

He also said that Viet Nam would be willing to act as a bridge to link Armenia with ASEAN member countries.

In return, Nalbandian said that since establishment of diplomatic relations 20 years ago, the two sides had made a lot of efforts to maintain and develop their co-operative friendly ties.

This visit aimed to boost bilateral ties, he said.

Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also held a talk with Nalbandian in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNS

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