|Chairman of the HCM City People's Committee Le Hoang Quan (R) meets Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday.—VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vu
HA NOI (VNS) — Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj yesterday successfully concluded his four-day State visit to Viet Nam as both sides pledged to enhance cooperation in defence, security, education and cultural and art exchanges.
Viet Nam and Mongolia will work closely to organise activities to celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties in 2014.
The leader witnessed the signing of four bilateral co-operation agreements in diplomacy, criminal prevention, defence and oil and gas.
He also visited several cultural and economic establishments in Ha Noi, HCM City and the southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.
Viet Nam and Mongolia signed their first trade agreement in 1958. In December 2012, the two sides officially recognised each other as full market economies. The mechanism of the Viet Nam-Mongolia Inter-Governmental Committee has been maintained, with its 15th meeting taking place in Ha Noi in March this year. — VNS