Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung held separate meetings with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and French President Francois Hollande on the sidelines of the ongoing Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in the Netherlands on March 25.

Both PM Dung and Ban Ki-moon expressed their pleasure with the fine development of the Vietnam-UN relations.

The Vietnamese leader affirmed that the country will continue raising its sense of initiative and further contribute to realising the UN’s millennium development goals and the reform of the largest international organisation.

He also stated that Vietnam will make every effort in accomplishing its role as a member of the UN Human Rights Council in the 2014-2016 tenure.

For his part, Ban Ki-moon spoke highly of Vietnam’s endeavours and contributions to the UN’s common issues.

In his meeting with PM Dung, French President Francois Hollande stressed that Vietnam and France have many similarities in culture.

The two leaders agreed to boost their strategic partnership, to compete specific plans so the 2014 Vietnam Year in France will be held successfully.

On the occasion, PM Dung invited Ban Ki-moon and Francois Hollande to visit Vietnam in the coming time.-VNA