|Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung receives Ecuador's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Integration Ricardo Patino Aroca in Ha Noi.—VNA/VNS Photo
HA NOI (VNS)— Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has pledged that Viet Nam will do its utmost to deepen co-operation with Ecuador for the benefit and development of the two nations.
Receiving Ecuador's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Integration Ricardo Patino Aroca yesterday, Dung stressed that the Vietnamese Government backs the implementation of agreements reached during the visit.
He suggested the two nations intensify the exchange of all-level delegations, support each other at international forums and strongly promote economic, trade, investment and tourism co-operation.
Dung expressed his hope that Ecuador will facilitate Vietnamese investment in the country, especially in telecommunications.
Viet Nam stands ready to share its experience in national socio-economic development with Ecuador, he said.
Minister Aroca said his visit aims to further cement co-operation with Viet Nam in various realms, particularly in economics, trade and investment.
He recommended the two sides promptly sign an economic co-operation deal and open embassies in each country to bolster bilateral and multifaceted links.
The guest voiced his support for an increase in visiting delegations.
The same day, the Ecuadorean minister was also welcomed by National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, who expressed her belief that the visit greatly contribute to the development of the friendship and solidarity between the two countries.
The NA Vice Chairwoman said Viet Nam treasures its friendship and co-operation with Latin American countries, including Ecuador.
She said she hoped the parliaments of the two countries would increase co-operation and experience exchanges both bilaterally and multilaterally.
She suggested that the Ecuadorean minister seek more measures to boost ties between the two countries and parliaments.
She too called for an increase in delegation exchanges, stating that they can enhance mutual understanding and create opportunities for legislators from both countries to share information and experiences.
Aroca announced his hope that the two sides will further their sound co-operation by effectively implementing the agreements in various fields, including economics, trade, agriculture and science and technology, while strengthening co-operation in parliamentary activities.
He also expressed the Ecuadorean people's love towards late President Ho Chi Minh, saying that he has provided them with a great example to follow.
Earlier the same day, the Ecuadorean minister held talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh. The two ministers agreed to promote visits by leaders of the two countries, boost the construction of a legal framework and effectively implement co-operation between the two countries in a wide variety of fields.
The two ministers agreed to increase co-ordination and mutual support at international organisations and multilateral forums.
After the talks, the two ministers signed a Co-operation Memorandum of Understanding between the two ministries on economic co-operation mechanisms in Pacific Rim. — VNS