President Tran Dai Quang meets Haitian Senate President hinh anh 1President Tran Dai Quang (R) meets President of the Senate of Haiti Youri Latortue (Source: VNA) 
Hanoi (VNA)President Tran Dai Quang has asserted that Vietnam wishes to develop friendship and all-around cooperation with friendly nations in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Haiti.

During a reception in Hanoi on June 20 for President of the Senate of Haiti Youri Latortue, President Quang hailed the outcomes of his guest’s talks with National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan as well as working sessions with Vietnamese ministries and agencies.

Citing the success of military-run telecom provider Viettel’s joint-venture Natcom in Haiti as a model of Vietnam-Haiti partnership, the State leader said the two countries should continue to facilitate Natcom’s operation as well as joint projects to tap their potential, particularly in telecommunications, agricultural-fisheries manufacturing and processing, infrastructure, agricultural machinery and consumer goods.

The President thanked Haiti for its support to Vietnam at international organisations and multilateral forums, and asked the Latin American country to support Vietnam’s bid to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2020-2021 tenure and Vietnam’s candidate for the post of UNESCO Director General for the 2017-2021 tenure.

He suggested further strengthening mutual liaison at the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation and Non-Aligned Movement.

Latortue, for his part, said his visit aims to strengthen bilateral ties and explore possibility of cooperation in new fields.

Haiti wants Vietnamese firms to extend business operations in the country, and hopes to receive technical assistance so that Haiti could become food sufficient as targeted.-VNA