Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan received Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Simeon Dyankov in Hanoi on October 18.

Nhan spoke highly of the outcomes of Simeon Dyankov’s working sessions with the Vietnamese Ministers of National Defence, Finance, Education and Training, and Culture, Sports and Tourism, saying that the Vietnam-Bulgaria cooperation has been deepened with specific projects in various fields.

Vietnam pins high faith upon the two countries’ joint initiative on a new economic cooperation model, which will create a momentum for the more effective and practical development of bilateral economic, trade and investment relations, he said.

The Vietnamese Deputy PM expressed his wish that Bulgaria ’s relevant agencies will continue to closely coordinate with their Vietnamese counterparts in signing an agreement on this new cooperation model in 2012. The model will boost the exports of Vietnam’s semi-processed products to Bulgaria and then the European market.

Simeon Dyankov said that Bulgaria attaches importance to fostering cooperation with Vietnam in many fields. He expressed his hope that exhibitions on Vietnam ’s ceramics and traditional folk arts will be held in the capital city of Sofia in the earliest time, helping strengthen the traditional friendship and cooperation between the two nations./.VNA