|President Trần Đại Quang. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — President Trần Đại Quang and his spouse began a three-day State visit to Bangladesh from March 4-6 at the invitation of his Bangladeshi counterpart Mohammad Abdul Hamid.
Việt Nam and Bangladesh officially established diplomatic relations 45 years ago (February 11, 1973). Since then, the two nations have maintained their traditional friendship and fine cooperation, and have seen important development in both politics and economy.
Việt Nam has always attached importance to and wanted to further develop its friendly and cooperative relations with Bangladesh. The two countries have stood side by side and supported each other in the process of national construction, safeguarding sovereignty and economic development in each nation.
President Trần Đại Quang’s visit affirms Việt Nam’s consistent foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, multilateralisation and diversification of international relations, including attaching importance to strengthening bilateral ties with Bangladesh.
The visit is also expected to boost two-way trade in the near future. With a lot of cooperation potential in the fields of agriculture, garment-textiles and electronics, Việt Nam and Bangladesh is striving to lift bilateral trade value to US$1billion in the future.
President Trần Đại Quang is being accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh, Head of the Presidential Office Đào Việt Trung, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyễn Chí Dũng, and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Xuân Cường, among others. — VNS