|Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng (right) receives Speaker of the Parliament of Iran Ali Ardeshir Larijani in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng |Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam wants to step up its friendship with Iran and both sides should work to bolster economic, trade and investment ties to live up with their potential, said General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Central Committee Nguyễn Phú Trọng.
Holding a reception in Hà Nội on April 16 for Speaker of the Parliament of Iran Ali Ardeshir Larijani, who is on a four-day visit to Việt Nam, Party leader Trọng affirmed Việt Nam’s consistent foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, diversification and multilateralism of relations on the basis of international principals, equality and mutual benefits.
The Party chief took the occasion to congratulate Iran on its successes in political stabilisation, development and increasing position in the international arena.
He expressed his delight at the strong relations between Việt Nam and Iran.
He recommended the two countries strengthen co-ordination at regional and international forums while promoting the exchange of delegations as well as exchange activities in culture, sports, education-training and tourism.
The moves will bring benefits to both sides, for interests of their people and for regional and global peace and development, he stressed.
Ali Ardeshir Larijani, for his part, lauded Việt Nam’s achievements in regional and international arenas, believing that under the leadership of the Communist Party of Việt Nam, the Vietnamese people will reap more successes in national construction, protection and development.
He asserted his determination to further the friendship between the legislative bodies, states and people of Việt Nam and Iran.
Iran is ready to work with Việt Nam in petrochemistry, mining, tourism, aviation, pharmaceuticals, security, defence and banking, among others, he noted.
He invited Party General Secretary Trọng to visit Iran and the Party chief accepted the invitation with pleasure. — VNS