|Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son (R) and Ambassador of Panama Eligio Alberto Salas De León. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam treasures and wants to continue expanding and deepening its relations with Panama, especially in economy, trade and investment, Minister of Foreign Affairs Bùi Thanh Sơn told Ambassador of Panama Eligio Alberto Salas De León on October 11.
Receiving the ambassador, Son spoke highly of the role of the Embassy of Panama in Hà Nội in promoting bilateral political, diplomatic and economic ties.
The minister suggested the diplomat jointly promote all-level visits and exchanges, effectively maintain the mechanisms of political consultation and the Việt Nam – Panama Joint Committee on Economic, Trade and Investment Cooperation, and step up maritime, finance-banking and agricultural collaboration.
The ambassador vowed to serve as a bridge to foster bilateral friendship and cooperation in his position.
He also proposed specific measures to enhance political exchanges, increase diplomatic presence and reinforce bilateral economic and trade links at the Government, local and corporate levels.
Trade between the two nations has stayed at over US$300 million each year. The two countries have also offered mutual support at international organisations and multilateral forums. — VNS