Deputy PM, FM holds talks with DPRK Foreign Minister

Update: November, 30/2018 - 21:00
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh (right) receives DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on Friday. – VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam is ready to share with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) its socio-economic development and nation building experience that meets the country’s needs, said Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh.

He made the statement during talks with DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho in Hà Nội on Friday. The DPRK Foreign Minister is on an official visit to Việt Nam from November 29 to December 2.

Minh said the visit by minister Ri Yong Ho is meaningful in maintaining and consolidating the traditional friendship between the two countries.

He congratulated the DPRK people on their achievements in nation building and development made over the past 70 years.

He said "The Party, Government and people of Việt Nam attach importance to the traditional ties with the DPRK and are willing to work with the country to promote exchanges and cooperation in all fields in conformity with each country’s potential and interests, international law and responsibility, for the sake of maintaining peace and development in the region".

Minister Ri Yong Ho said he is delighted to visit Việt Nam and witness socio-economic development and international integration achievements.

He said the Party and Government of the DRRK have consistently treasured and want to continue cementing the traditional friendship with Việt Nam.

He also agreed to work with the Vietnamese to seek appropriate measures to reinforce and develop the Việt Nam -DPRK relations in the new situation.

The officials agreed to continue collaborating closely at international and regional forums like the United Nations, the Non-Aligned Movement, and the ASEAN Regional Forum, increase the exchange of viewpoints on issues of shared concern like the maintenance of peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

Deputy PM and FM Minh hailed current positive progresses on the Korean Peninsula, asserting Việt Nam’s consistent stance of advocating peace, stability and co-operation on the peninsula.

He expressed his hope the sides concerned step up dialogue to create substantive progress so to quickly address the denuclearization on the peninsula.

“Việt Nam is ready to make practical contributions to the dialogue process between the DPRK and the sides concerned,” Minh said. – VNS