Participants at the friendship exchange (Source:http://thoidai.com.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – Belarus considers cooperation with Vietnam as one of its foreign policy’s leading priorities in Asia Pacific, affirmed Charge d’affaires ad interim of Belarus in Vietnam Dmitry Gil at a friendship get-together in Hanoi on December 16.

In his speech at the exchange to celebrate the 20th founding anniversary of the Vietnam-Belarus Friendship Association (VBFA), the diplomat highlighted the dynamic and strong development of the bilateral relations.

Vietnam is Belarus’s traditional trade partner in Southeast Asia, with two-way trade having tripled over the last decade, he said.

He also hailed cultural cooperation between Vietnam and Belarus, saying that the work has been actively supported by the VBFA.

The diplomat expressed his hope that the association will continue serving as a bridge to promote closer friendship between the two nations in the coming time.

Established on April 20, 1997, the VBFA is working to enhance solidarity, friendship and mutual understanding between Vietnamese and Belarusian people, including the first Belarus Culture Days held in Vietnam in May this year.

Many friendship activities have been organised over the last two decades, contributing to promoting the diplomatic and economic relations between Vietnam and Belarus.-VNA