President Trần Đại Quang (r) receives Amarjargal Gansukh, Secretary of the National Security Council of Mongolia in Hà Nội yesterday.— VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng
HÀ NỘI — President Trần Đại Quang praised efforts to boost the traditional friendship and economic, trade and investment ties between Việt Nam and Mongolia as he met with Amarjargal Gansukh, Secretary of the National Security Council of Mongolia in Hà Nội yesterday.
The President expressed his delight that leaders of the two countries have visited each other regularly, helping to unceasingly strengthen and develop the bilateral traditional friendship.
The two countries have paid heed to intensifying defence-security co-operation, especially in the defence industry, logistics and military medicines while speeding up negotiations on an agreement on the transfer of sentenced persons and an agreement on mutual protection and exchange of information, he said.
He also noted the two sides’ maintenance of political consultations at the deputy ministerial and department levels of the two foreign ministries and their sharing of information and experiences relating to co-operation with other countries.
He emphasised the progresses the two countries have achieved in their economic, trade and investment partnership, and expressed his hope that Mongolia will make it easy for Việt Nam to increase its exports of farm and aquatic products, processed food, consumer commodities, machinery and home appliances to the country while Mongolia could ship processed meat, textile and garment materials, minerals and footwear to Việt Nam.
The President suggested the two countries step up political dialogues at all levels and boost people-to-people, cultural, educational, artistic and sport exchanges to further promote mutual understanding; organize market research tours for businesses and enhance cooperation in energy, agriculture and pharmaceuticals and medicines.
Regarding regional and international issues, he suggested the two sides continue coordinating at multilateral forums, like the UN, ASEM, ARF and more, affirming Việt Nam’s readiness to support Mongolia’s connection with other ASEAN member countries.
The Mongolian guest briefed President Quang on the outcomes of his talks with Minister of Public Security Tô Lâm, stressing that Mongolia wants to boost co-operation with Việt Nam in national security.
He expressed his belief that in 2018, the two countries will sign the agreements that were discussed and reach consensus on safeguarding national security.
From the foundation of traditional friendship, mutual trust and understanding, Mongolia aims to boost its economic and trade ties with Việt Nam to bring the bilateral ties to a new height, he said.
He conveyed the invitation to visit Mongolia from President Khaltmaa Battulga, who is Chairman of the National Security Council of Mongolia to his host. President Quang accepted the invitation and then asked the Secretary to relay his invitation to visit Việt Nam to President Khaltmaa Battulga. — VNS