|President Trần Đại Quang (R) receives President of the Haiti Senate, Youri Latortue in Hà Nội yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam wishes to develop friendship and comprehensive co-operation with friendly nations in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Haiti, President Trần Đại Quang affirmed yesterday.
At a reception held in Hà Nội for visiting President of the Haiti Senate, Youri Latortue, Quang hailed the outcomes of his guest’s talks with National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân as well as working sessions with Vietnamese ministries and agencies.
Citing the success of military-run telecom provider Viettel’s joint-venture Natcom in Haiti as a model of Việt Nam-Haiti partnership, the State leader said the two countries should continue to facilitate Natcom’s operation as well as joint projects in other areas, particularly in agriculture and fisheries production and processing, infrastructure development, agricultural machinery and consumer goods.
Quang thanked Haiti for its support for Việt Nam at international organisations and multilateral forums, and asked the Latin American country to support Việt Nam’s bid to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2020-2021 tenure as well as the nation’s candidate for the post of UNESCO Director General for the 2017-2021 tenure.
He suggested further strengthening of liaisons at the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation and Non-Aligned Movement.
Latortue said his visit aimed to strengthen bilateral ties and explore the possibility of co-operation in new fields.
"Haiti wants Vietnamese firms to extend business operations in the country, and hopes to receive technical assistance towards achieving food sufficiency," he said. — VNS