Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI – President Trần Đại Quang expressed his joy at the outcomes of talks between the Vietnamese Minister of Public Security Tô Lâm and Chairman of Belarus’s State Security Committee Valery Pavlovich Vakulchik in Hà Nội yesterday.
Meeting with the Belarusian guest the same day, the President welcomed the agreement reached by the two sides on measures to deepen their co-operation concerning law enforcement and national security.
He suggested the two sides work towards negotiating and signing agreements on mutual legal assistance, criminal extradition, and transfer of convicted prisoners, which will facilitate future legal co-operation.
The Vietnamese State leader also called for stronger bilateral links in other fields including security-defence, science-technology, education, health, culture, tourism and labour, and boosting bonds between their localities.
He urged both sides to work together to create a breakthrough in their economic and trade ties, aiming to lift two-way trade to over US$500 million.
He took the occasion to invite Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko to visit Việt Nam next year.
For his part, Pavlovich Vakulchik informed President Quang that co-operation between Belarus’ State Security Committee and Việt Nam’s Ministry of Public Security reaped positive outcomes, contributing to strengthening bilateral relations.
He also noted that the State Security Committee of Belarus had established co-operation with a number of ministries and sectors of Việt Nam.
Belarus is seeking to form joint ventures specialising in assembling trucks and manufacturing automobile tires in Việt Nam, and importing pharmaceutical products from the Asian country. Belarus hopes to foster win-win co-operation with Việt Nam, according to the Belarusian official.— VNS