Update: 08:59 | 14/09/2017
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov have discussed measures to further boost multifaceted cooperation between the two nations, particularly in the potential fields of oil and gas, education, culture and tourism
At the talks (Source: VNA).
During their talks in Hanoi as part of the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister’s visit to Vietnam from September 12-15, Minh said Vietnam always attaches importance to developing cooperative ties with traditional friends, including Azerbaijan.
He spoke highly of the achievements that the Azerbaijani people have obtained during the process of national modernisation and development, helping Azerbaijan strengthen its role in the international arena.
For his part, Mammadyarov praised Vietnam’s successes in socio-economic development and international integration and affirmed that the Azerbaijani government wants to further enhance cooperation with Vietnam.
The ministers agreed to continue increasing the exchange of visits at all levels and speed up negotiations
They expressed their delight at the steady growth of two-way trade in recent years, which hit 104 million USD in 2016 and surged to 114 million USD in the first half of this year.
The ministers welcomed the successful
They held that the foreign ministries of Vietnam and Azerbaijan should continue cooperating and coordinating effectively by holding regular dialogues and consultations on issues of mutual concern.
On regional and global issues, the ministers shared a view that territorial disputes must be settled through peaceful measures in line with international law, thus contributing to maintaining peace, stability and development in the region and the world.