The two ministers said that Vietnam and Belarus have a good traditional friendship. They appreciated the cooperation of the two countries in the COVID-19 prevention and combat with specific support activities over the past time and agreed that both nations will jointly carry out practical activities to mark the 30th anniversary of their relations.

Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Sơn and his Belarusian counterpart Vladimir Makei hold phone talks.

The ministers also exchanged views on international and regional issues.

Regarding the conflict in Ukraine, Son affirmed Vietnam's consistent stance of settling international disputes by peaceful means on the basis of respecting the fundamental principles of the U.N. Charter and international law as well as independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of nations. They called on the parties to ensure security and safety for civilians and protect essential infrastructure, support humanitarian assistance activities of the U.N. and international partners to people affected by the conflict.

Vietnam is willing to contribute to humanitarian relief activities, diplomatic processes, dialogues as well as reconstruction and recovery process in Ukraine, he said.

Source: VNA