Hanoi (VNA) – Politburo member and head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Nguyen Van Binh has said Vietnam and Romania boast great potential for future cooperation.

During a working session in Hanoi on October 23 with Romanian Minister of Business Environment, Commerce, and Entrepreneurship Stefan Radu Oprea, Binh spoke highly of the two countries’ bilateral friendship over the past seven decades, reflected in the exchange of visits by agencies and localities.

He said Romania has experience and technologies in energy, mining, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, wood processing, agriculture and food processing. Meanwhile, Vietnam could export seafood, tropical fruits, apparel, coffee and pepper to the European country.

The host asked the Romanian minister to urge the Romanian Government to push for the early ratification of the European Union-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement.

He requested to hold the 16th meeting of the Vietnam-Romania Inter-Committee on Economic Cooperation shortly.

Oprea, for his part, wished to carry forward the practical and effective development of bilateral ties and lift them to a greater height, connecting the two economies together.–VNA