Deputy Foreign Minister Dang Dinh Quy (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Foreign Minister Dang Dinh Quy paid an official visit to Paraguay from November 27 – December 1 and attended the second political consultation session at deputy foreign ministerial level between Vietnam and Paraguay.

During his stay, Quy paid a courtesy call to Paraguayan Foreign Minister Eladio Loizaga Caballero, held talks with his counterpart Oscar Cabello Sarubbi, met Vice Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Marcos Alberto Medina, Mayor of Asuncion city Mario Ferreiro, the Paraguayan friendship parliamentarians’ group with Vietnam, and the Rural Association of Paraguay.

During meetings and talks, both sides discussed in depth measures to boost bilateral ties and underscored the importance of the political consultation mechanism between the two foreign ministries in further strengthening Vietnam-Paraguay friendship and multifaceted cooperation.

They agreed to facilitate the exchange of all-level visits, notably the coming Vietnam visits by Paraguayan Foreign Minister Callabero and Mayor Ferreiro next year.

The Paraguayan side proposed further deepening affiliations across the fields of economy, trade, investment, aquaculture, and culture; and wished that the two countries would continue implementing signed agreements while carrying out negotiations towards signing new agreements, creating a legal corridor for long-term cooperation.

They affirmed that the recognition of Vietnam as a market economy contributes to further increasing two-way trade.

The Vietnamese side vowed all possible support for the two countries’ businesses to set up partnership in telecommunications, waterway transport and agriculture.

The two sides applauded their close coordination and mutual assistance at international organisations and multilateral forums over the past time and discussed regional and global issues of shared concern.

The host side expressed support of Vietnam and ASEAN’s stance on the peaceful settlement of disputes at sea in line with international law and the United Nations Charter./.