Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) welcomes Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said he wants to enhance the friendship and cooperation between Iran and Vietnam in the coming time for mutual benefits as well as for regional and global peace and development.

The visiting State leader expressed his wish while meeting with Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in Hanoi on October 6.

He confirmed Iran’s determination to implement effectively the cooperation agreements reached by the two countries during his visit to Vietnam from October 5-7, including the active preparation for the upcoming 9 th Inter-governmental Committee meeting.

The President congratulated Vietnam on the successful organisation of the 12 th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the election of deputies to the 14 th National Assembly and People’s Councils at all levels.

He also highly valued Vietnam ’s accomplishments in the “Doi Moi” (renewal) process and its external policy of independence and self-reliance, hailing the country’s active role in regional and global arenas, and wishing Vietnamese people to gain more immense achievements in the nation-building process.

For his part, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong congratulated Iran on breaking foreign embargoes to stabilise politics, develop economy, and increase its position in the region and the globe.

He affirmed that the Vietnamese Party and State always pay heed to developing the friendship and collaboration with traditional friends in the Middle Eastern region, including Iran .

To promote the cooperative achievements over the past 40 years, the Party chief suggested the two countries increase all-level delegation exchanges, especially among businesses, to seek concrete measures to boost two-way trade and investment.

He also recommended promoting people-to-people exchanges and affiliation in culture, sports, education-training, and tourism to deepen mutual understanding and reinforce the long-standing cooperative ties.

Later on the day, Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang hosted a banquet for his Iranian counterpart.-VNA