Azerbaijan will foster its multifaceted cooperation with Vietnam, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev told Politburo member and standing member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Le Hong Anh in Baku on October 13.

President Ilham Aliyev, who is also Chairman of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party, expressed his hope for further ties between the two countries’ ruling parties, thus creating a trustworthy political foundation for the time-honoured friendship between the two governments and peoples.

That same day, Le Hong Anh held talks with Deputy Prime Minister Ali Akhmedov, Vice Chairman and Executive Secretary of the New Azerbaijan Party.

The two sides informed each other of their countries’ respective situations, shared their experience in Party matters, and exchanged views on issues of mutual concern.

Vietnam appreciates the diversified and open foreign policy of Azerbaijan in general and the New Azerbaijan Party in particular that values relations with the Southeast Asian country, the Vietnamese official said.

They agreed that the Vietnamese delegation’s visit is a milestone in the two parties’ relations since the ratification of a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in Hanoi on April 2013.

With regard to regional and international disputes, both sides underlined the need to settle disagreements peacefully and in line with international law.

In a separate meeting, Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov spoke highly of Vietnam’s role in the region and the world, stressing that his country deemes Vietnam a reliable Southeast Asian partner.

He said the countries need to boost their bilateral cooperation to meet its full potential in the future.-VNA