President Trần Đại Quang receives visiting Chairman of the Mongolian Parliament Miyegombo Enkhbold in Hà Nội on Monday.— VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng
HÀ NỘI — President Trần Đại Quang hosted visiting Chairman of the Mongolian Parliament Miyegombo Enkhbold in Hà Nội on Monday.
President Quang spoke of the orientations for the growth of Việt Nam-Mongolia relations sketched out by the two parliament leaders, stressing the need to increase the exchange of delegations and cooperation among localities.
He asked the two sides to coordinate closely to hold Vietnamese Culture Days in Mongolia and Mongolian Culture Days in Việt Nam, while seeking measures to facilitate trade, tourism and business collaboration.
He took the occasion to convey his invitation to Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga to visit Việt Nam.
For his part, Enkhbold congratulated Việt Nam on its successful organisation of the 26th Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum.
He affirmed that Việt Nam is an important partner of Mongolia in the Southeast Asian region, adding that his country hopes to expand affiliation with Việt Nam in all fields.
Enkhbold also met with Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on the same day, who spoke highly of the central Asian country for creating favourable conditions for Vietnamese firms to do business there and said that Việt Nam can provide its staples like coffee and seafood for Mongolia.
“Việt Nam is ready to share experience and cooperate with Mongolia in the fields of customs, education and networking activities among localities of both sides,” he said, adding that the country is willing to send high-profile experts and engineers in civil engineering, bridge and road construction and other fields to support Mongolia.
The Government leader said that the two countries should channel more efforts to increase bilateral trade to US$70 million by 2020.
Due attention has been paid to the exchange of high-ranking delegations in recent years, contributing to developing win-win cooperation, Enkhbold stressed, adding that the Việt Nam-Mongolia Inter-governmental Committee has a crucial role in elevating bilateral ties.
The two countries are pushing for the signing of agreements on justice and ratcheting up defence partnership, he noted.
In terms of trade and economy, he suggested that the two countries enhance collaboration in the processing of frozen meat. Mongolia boasts huge potential to export mutton and goat meat to Việt Nam and to import chicken and meat from the Southeast Asian nation.
Cooperative mechanisms in customs, tax, banking and finance should be set up to promote two-way trade cooperation, he recommended.
He wished that Việt Nam would receive more Mongolian students and the two countries’ localities would launch cooperative activities to make it easier for partnerships between their businesses and people. — VNS