Vietnam is one of the most important partners of Bulgaria in Asia, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has said.

The President made the statement at a recent reception for the new Vietnamese Ambassador to Bulgaria, Le Duc Luu.

He affirmed Bulgaria always attaches importance to the traditional friendship between the two countries, which has been developing well.

The Bulgarian State leader expressed his wish to visit Vietnam soon, saying he hopes that the two countries will boost ties in many fields, such as economics, trade, health care, education, culture and tourism as well as collaborate at international forums and the UN.

He also wants more Vietnamese students to study in Bulgaria.

Ambassador Le Duc Luu said the Vietnamese government and people treasures Bulgaria’s assistance and love to Vietnam and wish to strengthen ties with the European country in all fields.

He said he will do his best to fulfill the task, making contributions to boosting the traditional friendship between Vietnam and Bulgaria.-VNA