Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh (second from right) meets with Mongolian FM Tsend Munkh-Orgil (second from left) in in Hà Nội yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Khang
HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam attaches great importance to consolidating and enhancing its traditional friendship and lasting cooperation with Mongolia, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh said yesterday.
The Deputy PM and FM affirmed this sentiment while meeting in Hà Nội with Mongolian FM Tsend Munkh-Orgil, who is currently visiting Việt Nam.
During their talks--in which the two partners also discussed bilateral ties and regional and international issues--deputy PM and FM Minh stressed his expectation that the two countries will constantly strive to boost political credibility, expand and improve the efficiency of economic co-operation and coordinate closely in multilateral forums.
Minh said Việt Nam promises to collaborate with Mongolia to effectively implement the agreements reached by the two countries’ Government leaders during a visit by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc’s visit to Mongolia in July last year.
He suggested both sides should foster co-operation in key areas such as diplomacy, national security, economics and trade.
The deputy PM urged the two countries to boost export-import of key products, including agro-fishery, rice, tea, coffee, candy, fruits and vegetables.
The two sides should also focus more on culture exchanges, tourism, education, labour exports and airline transportation, said Minh.
In terms of international diplomatic affairs, Deputy PM, FM welcomed Mongolia’s intensive and extensive engagement in regional and international forums, highly evaluating Mongolia’s position and their support of maintaining peace, stability and prosperity across the world.
Mongolian FM Tsend Munkh-Orgil highly appreciated the achievements of the bilateral ties over the past six decades.
He confirmed Mongolia’s close coordination with Việt Nam in the implementation of high-level agreements in a practical and effective manner, contributing to the expansion of the two countries’ traditional relationship and co-operation.— VNS