|Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ho Xuan Son (right) receives the Governor of the Wallonia region and French-speaking community of Belgium, Rudy Demotte.—Photo tgvn.com.vn
HA NOI (VNS)— Viet Nam treasures co-operative ties with Wallonia-Brussels as part of its relationship with Belgium, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ho Xuan Son has said.
The Vietnamese diplomat made the statement yesterday when he received the Governor of the Wallonia region and French-speaking community of Belgium, Rudy Demotte, who is visiting Viet Nam from April 8-13 on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Viet Nam-Belgium diplomatic ties.
Son added that he highly appreciated the Wallonia authority's decision to prioritise its relations with Viet Nam.
For his part, the Belgian official expressed his impression of Viet Nam's socio-economic achievements, and spoke highly of their bilateral co-operation in the framework of the Francophone organisation.
The two sides praised the developing relationship between them, thanks to regular delegation exchanges and the positive outcome of 2010-12 joint projects.
They agreed to expand co-operation in economics, transport, aeronautics and space, and science and technology, as well as to bolster links between localities in Viet Nam and Wallonia in economic development and land management. — VNS