Prime Minister of Haiti Laurent Salvador Lamothe left Hanoi on December 18, successfully concluding his official visit to Vietnam at an invitation by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

This is the first official high-level visit to Vietnam by a leader of the republic, and is of historical significance to the bilateral relations in the context that the two countries are celebrating the 15 th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic relations.

Host and guest issued a joint communiqué on the visit, in which they expressed satisfaction at the development of the relations, and agreed to intensify the exchange of high-level visits aimed at further consolidating the relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

The leaders affirmed their determination to further consolidate and deepen the relations in political, economic and cultural fields, and agreed on orientations and measures to strengthen the relations and cooperation in the time to come.

They also agreed to intensify the consultation and cooperation at international forums and organisations to which both of them are members.

Lamothe voiced his support to the determination of countries in the region to maintain an environment of peace and stability and to settle disputes in the East Sea through peaceful negotiations on the basis of international law and the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.-VNA