Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (R) welcomes Foreign Minister of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Ri Yong Ho (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –  Vietnam is ready to share with the DPRK its socio-economic development and nation building experience that meet the country’s needs, said Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.

He made the statement at his talks with Foreign Minister of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Ri Yong Ho in Hanoi on November 30. The DPRK Foreign Minister is on an official visit to Vietnam from November 29 to December 2.

Minh said the visit by minister Ri Yong Ho is meaningful in maintaining and consolidating the traditional friendship between the two countries.

He congratulated the DPRK people on their achievements in the nation building and development made over the past 70 years.

He said the Party, Government and people of Vietnam attach importance o the traditional ties with the DPRK and are willing to work with the country to promote exchanges and cooperation in all fields in conformity with each country’s potential and interests, international law and responsibility, for the sake of maintaining peace and development in the region.

Minister Ri Yong Ho said he is delighted to pay an official visit to Vietnam and witness Vietnamese people’s socio-economic development and international integration achievements.

He asserted that the Party and Government of the DRRK have consistently treasured and want to continue cementing the traditional friendship with Vietnam.

He also agreed to work with the Vietnamese side to seek appropriate measures to reinforce and develop the Vietnam-DPRK relations in the new situation.

The officials agreed to continue collaborating closely at international and regional forums like the United Nations, the Non-Aligned Movement, and the ARF, increase the exchange of viewpoints on issues of shared concern like the maintenance of peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

Deputy PM and FM Minh hailed current positive progresses on the Korean Peninsula, asserting Vietnam’s consistent stance of advocating peace, stability and cooperation on the peninsula.

He expressed his hope that the sides concerned step up dialogues to create substantive progress so to quickly address the denuclearization on the peninsula.

“Vietnam is ready to make practical contributions to the dialogue process between the DPRK and the sides concerned,” Minh said.-VNA