Fri. Jul 1st, 2022

Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son visited Belarus and
held a regular political consultation with Deputy Minister of Foreign
Affairs V. Rybakov from April 11-12.

During the visit, Son also had a working session with Belarus Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei.

At the political consultation, the two sides briefed each other about
socio-economic development in each country as well as their foreign
policies.

They discussed measures to boost bilateral
cooperation in a series of fields, ranging from politics-diplomacy,
economics-trade and technology-defense to education-training and
culture-sports-tourism.

They stressed the need to
speed up negotiations for and an early signing of a free trade agreement
between Vietnam and the Customs Union, of which Belarus is a
member.

The two sides also exchanged views on
international and regional issues of common concern and affirmed that
they will continue to closely coordinate and support each other at
international forums.

They agreed that the two
foreign ministries have been cooperating with each other regularly,
closely and effectively over the past time, adding that political
consultation should be further strengthened in order to enhance
bilateral relations.

The two sides agreed to
coordinate closely to organise a successful visit by Prime Minister
Nguyen Tan Dung to Belarus in the time to come.-VNA

By vivian