Viet Nam News
HAVANA — Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân has told Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro that Việt Nam supports the constitutional government of Venezuela and attaches much importance to developing multi-faceted co-operation with the country.
The NA leader, who met the Venezuelan President in Havana, Cuba on Wednesday during her visit to attend the funeral of late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, said she believed the Venezuelan people would overcome current difficulties and challenges to make their country prosperous.
On his part, President Maduro repeated the invitation to visit Venezuela to Party and State leaders of Việt Nam. He lauded the tradition of national protection of Việt Nam as well as achievements during the country’s course of renewal.
He stated that Venezuela hoped and would work to foster friendship and a comprehensive partnership with Việt Nam.
The two leaders praised the progress of joint agricultural projects in Venezuela in the 2015-18 period, which were reached during President Maduro’s visit to Việt Nam in August 2015.
They agreed that leaders of both countries should continue maintaining existing bilateral co-operation mechanisms, including the Inter-Governmental Committee and the Deputy Foreign Ministerial Political Consultations.
The two sides should speed up agreements and commitments reached by their leaders, especially in agriculture, energy, oil and gas, while seeking measures and specific policies to raise two-way trade, which is currently at around US$15 million per year and is yet to match the potential and expectations of Việt Nam and Venezuela, they said.
The two leaders also affirmed their determination to continue close co-ordination and mutual support at international organisations and multilateral forums.
President Maduro promised to visit Việt Nam.
The same day, NA Chairwoman Ngân met Cuban hero and patriot Antonio Guerrero.
On November 30, the NA leader and the delegation of the Party and State left Havana for Hà Nội, concluding their visit. — VNS