President Tran Dai Quang hails consolidated friendship with Mongolia hinh anh 1President Tran Dai Quang (R) shakes hands with Amarjargal Gansukh, Secretary of the National Security Council of Mongolia (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang praised efforts made to boost the traditional friendship and economic, trade and investment ties between Vietnam and Mongolia while meeting with Amarjargal Gansukh, Secretary of the National Security Council of Mongolia in Hanoi on April 2.

The President expressed his delight that leaders of the two countries have visited each other regularly, helping to unceasingly strengthen and develop the bilateral traditional friendship.

The two countries have paid heed to intensifying defence-security cooperation, especially defence industry, logistics and military medicines while speeding up negotiations on an agreement on the transfer of sentenced persons and an agreement on mutual protection and exchange of information, he said.

He also noted the two sides’ maintenance of political consultations at deputy ministerial and department levels of the two foreign ministries and their sharing of information and experience relating to cooperation with other countries.

He emphasised the progresses the two countries have achieved in their economic, trade and investment partnership, and expressed his hope that Mongolia will make it easy for Vietnam to increase its export of farm and aquatic products, processed food, consumer commodities, machinery and home appliances to the country while Mongolia could ship processed meat, textile and garment materials, minerals, and footwear to Vietnam.

The President suggested the two countries step up political dialogues at all levels and boost people-to-people, cultural, educational, artistic, and sport exchanges to further promote mutual understanding; organize market research tours for businesses; and enhance cooperation in energy, agriculture, and pharmaceuticals and medicines.

Regarding regional and international issues, he suggested the two sides continue coordinating at multilateral forums, like the UN, ASEM, ARF, and more, affirming Vietnam’s readiness to support Mongolia’s connection with other ASEAN member countries.

The Mongolian guest briefed President Quang on the outcomes of his talks with Minister of Public Security To Lam, stressing that Mongolia wants to have stronger cooperation with Vietnam in national security.

He expressed his belief that in 2018, the two countries will sign the agreements that were discussed and reach consensus on the safeguard of national security.

Built on the traditional friendship, mutual trust and understanding, Mongolia wants to boost its economic and trade ties with Vietnam to bring the bilateral ties to a new height, he said.

On the occasion, he conveyed the invitation to visit Mongolia from President Khaltmaa Battulga, who is Chairman of the National Security Council of Mongolia to his host. President Quang accepted the invitation and then asked the Secretary to relay his invitation to visit Vietnam to President Khaltmaa Battulga.-VNA