Algerian upper house speaker wants to boost ties with Vietnam hinh anh 1Outgoing Vietnamese Ambassador to Algeria Pham Quoc Tru (L) and Speaker of the Council of the Nation (upper house) of Algeria Salah Goudjil at their meeting on October 14 (Photo: VNA)

Algiers (VNA) - Speaker of the Council of the Nation (upper house) of Algeria Salah Goudjil said on October 14 that he will ask the Algerian Government to study and implement measures to join the Vietnamese Government in boosting bilateral cooperation across all fields, particularly economy and trade.

The official made the statement while receiving Vietnamese Ambassador to Algeria Pham Quoc Tru, who came to bid farewell at the end of his tenure.

Lauding the efforts made by the diplomat and his contributions to bilateral ties, Goudjil took the occasion to express his gratitude for Vietnam’s support for Algeria during its struggle for independence and national construction.

He noted the two nations have exchanged a few delegations in recent years and their collaboration in various fields remains modest, falling short of the sides’ potential and traditional political relations.

Goudjil hoped that Vietnam and Algeria will join hands to strengthen their multifaceted cooperation.

For his part, Tru said Vietnam always values its friendship and close collaboration with Algeria, and is hoping to push the ties to a new height.

Speaking highly of Algeria’s efforts and achievements in national development, particularly its moves to tackle the current political crisis in line with its constitution and the people’s aspirations, the outgoing ambassador stated Vietnam always stands side by side with Algeria./.