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Consultations with Iran result in praise for bilateral developments

Update: April, 16/2013 - 09:37

HA NOI (VNS)— Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Phuong Nga visited Iran to attend the fifth political consultation with her Iranian counterpart Seyyed Abbas Araghchi on April 13-14.

During her meetings with Iranian leaders, the two sides informed each other of the political and socio-economic situation in each country and praised the encouraging developments in bilateral ties in recent years, especially in the realms of politics, diplomacy, agriculture, education and training.

They agreed that the two nations needed to cooperate even more efficiently to meet the aspirations of their high-ranking leaders and people.

In order to fulfill this goal, the two sides planned to hold joint activities to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties, step up the exchange of delegations and enhance links in economics, trade, agriculture, fishery, education, training and tourism.

They also agreed to prepare for the eighth meeting of the Viet Nam–Iran Joint Committee and speed up negotiations for the signing of a double taxation avoidance agreement as well as memorandums of understanding on cooperation in culture, customs and plant protection and quarantine.

At these meetings, the two sides also discussed regional and global issues of mutual concern. — VNS

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