Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) shakes hands with Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabad (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has suggested Vietnam and Kuwait promote bilateral cooperation in fields of their strength in order to deepen their ties.

The Party leader made the call during a reception for Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabad in Hanoi on May 6.

He welcomed the Kuwaiti PM’s official visit to Vietnam and took the occasion to express joy at the development of bilateral ties over the past 40 years.

General Secretary Trong informed his guest on the outcomes of the 12th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam as well as the implementation of the country’s major policies in domestic development and external relations.

Vietnam appreciates the effective assistance that Kuwait has extended to Vietnam’s national development, he said.

The Kuwaiti PM praised Vietnam’s achievements in national development and the country’s position in the region and the world.

He said Kuwait hopes to boost cooperation with Vietnam in all fields, particularly in investment, energy, commerce and education-training.

The PM also discussed with General Secretary Trong the situation in Kuwait, emphasizing that Kuwaiti people wish to deal with conflicts by peaceful measures and via negotiations and dialogue instead of confrontation.-VNA