Welcoming Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko, who is paying an official visit to Vietnam, President Vo Van Thuong spoke highly of the outcomes of the talks between the Belarusian Prime Minister and his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Minh Chinh, noting that the first visit to Vietnam by a Government leader of Belarus in 12 years will create a strong impetus for bilateral multifaceted cooperation.

President Vo Van Thuong (R) receives Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko in Hanoi on December 8.

The State leader also expressed his delight that the political and diplomatic relations between the two countries have continued to be promoted, providing an important stepping stone for collaboration in other areas such as economy, trade, investment, education, culture, and people-to-people exchange.

For his part, Prime Minister Golovchenko highly valued the socio-economic development achievements and growing prestige in the international arena that the Vietnamese State and people have obtained recently.

Belarus treasures the traditional friendship between the two countries and views Vietnam as a priority partner in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), he affirmed.

Both host and guest agreed to promote Vietnamese and Belarusian ministries, sectors, and localities’ implementation of the agreements reached at the talks between the two Prime Ministers so as to further intensify their countries’ traditional friendship and multifaceted ties.

On this occasion, President Vo Van Thuong offered thanks to the leaders and Government of Belarus for their attention to and favorable conditions for the Vietnamese community to live, work, and study stably in the country.

Source: VNA