|The Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Diplomatic Academy of Việt Nam organised the conference “25 years of Việt Nam-Azerbaijan relations: Achievements and future objectives,” part of activities marking the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations. — VNS Photo BÍch Hường|
HÀ NỘI — Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov on Wednesday made his first official visit to Việt Nam, attending the conference “25 years of Việt Nam-Azerbaijan relations: Achievements and future objectives.”
Speaking at the conference, co-organised by Embassy of the
“Việt Nam-Azerbaijan relations have been constantly consolidating, developing and offering numerous opportunities to expand co-operation within the framework of international organisations, including the United Nations and the Non-Aligned Movement,” he said.
Nguyễn Vũ Tùng, president of the Diplomatic Academy of Việt Nam, said that the two countries officially established diplomatic relations on September 23, 1992, but the friendship actually originated decades ago when President Hồ Chi Minh visited
The relations kept strengthening following State visits by leaders of the two countries, including the visit of
Early this year, the Intergovernmental Commission on Economic, Trade, Scientific and Technical Co-operation was established, marking an important step for further enhancement of bilateral co-operation.
Bùi Thanh Sơn, Deputy Foreign Minister, said that the Vietnamese remembered and were grateful for what
More than 4,000 Vietnamese students have studied in
Sơn said that in the first half of this year, two-way trade between Việt
Việt Nam could offer Azerbaijan farming products, handicrafts and electrical components while Azerbaijan could help Việt Nam in oil refineries, education and high technologies, he said, adding that Việt Nam wanted to make oil production a key area of industrial co-operation between the two countries.
He said that he expected that the two countries could overcome difficulties in geographic distance, lack of business channels and differences in business models in order to achieve further co-operation. — VNS