Permanent Deputy Foreign Minister Bùi Thanh Sơn and his Venezuelan counterpart Ruben Dario Molina during the political consultation teleconference held on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Permanent Deputy Foreign Minister Bùi Thanh Sơn and his Venezuelan counterpart Ruben Dario Molina conducted the eighth deputy ministerial-level political consultation via a video conference on Thursday.
Sơn spoke about Việt Nam’s socio-economic situation, experience in coping with the COVID-19 pandemic as well as measures to recover the economy and ensure social welfares following the outbreak.
Molina, for his part, informed the Vietnamese Deputy FM about the Venezuelan Government’s measures to maintain political security and continue socio-economic development amid current challenges.
He affirmed that Venezuela highly values Việt Nam’s impressive socio-economic achievements and wishes to learn about Việt Nam’s experience in national renovation and development process.
Both sides expressed their delight at maintaining the bilateral traditional relationship via visits and cooperation mechanisms. They agreed to continue working closely together to maintain the development of the bilateral comprehensive partnership, including promoting the implementation of the Inter-Governmental Committee mechanism; strengthening dialogue and connectivity to boost trade and cooperation in national defence, agriculture and healthcare; joining hands to tackle difficulties faced by investment projects; and offering mutual support at international organisations and multilateral forums.
On the basis of mutual trust, they extensively discussed regional and global issues of common concern and shared the view that disputes among nations should be settled via peaceful means in line with international law. — VNS