At the meeting, co-chaired by Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dang Dinh Quy and his Pakistani counterpart Tehmina Janjua, the two sides reached consensus that the foreign ministries should uphold their core role in promoting bilateral cooperation in various fields.

Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dang Dinh Quy co-chairs the 2nd Vietnam-Pakistan political consultation in Islamabad capital on April 13.

They highlighted the importance of high-level meetings and people-to-people exchanges while agreeing to accelerate the meeting of the inter-governmental committee on economic, cultural and sci-technological cooperation in 2018.

As part of the efforts to enhance economic, trade and investment ties, both sides consented to speed up the meeting of the sub-committee on trade cooperation this year to set out initiatives and practical and flexible measures to reach the target of USD 1 billion in two-way trade by 2020.

Vietnam and Pakistan will increase exchange of business delegations to optimise investment and business opportunities, they said.

The Pakistani side noted that it welcomes Vietnam’s traditional products like tea, pepper and basa fish.

Agriculture, culture-sports, tourism, connections, information and communication, and exchanges of intellectuals are among the fields of potential cooperation between the two sides.

The 3rd Vietnam-Pakistan political consultation will be held in Hanoi in 2019.

Source: VNA