Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) receives Liberian Foreign Minister Marjon Vashti Kamara on December 8 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received Liberian Foreign Minister Marjon Vashti Kamara in Hanoi on December 8, asking his guest to push for the provision of favourable conditions for Vietnamese investment in Liberia.

Welcoming the minister’s working visit to Vietnam, PM Phuc said he believes that after this trip, the two countries will make new strides in their relations with the implementation of concrete projects to meet the aspiration of the two countries’ leaders and people.

He asked the two sides, which boast sound bilateral relations, to increase exchanging delegations at all levels. As cooperation potential remains huge, especially in trade and investment, Vietnam and Liberia should take many measures to enhance cooperation in all aspects.

The PM urged efforts to strongly boost bilateral trade, which is just 35.3 million USD at present, and create optimal conditions for each other’s businesses to promote trade, exchange delegations, and participate in fairs and exhibitions held in their countries.

Phuc also asked Liberia to support Vietnam’s candidacy for non-permanent membership at the United Nations Security Council for 2020-2021 and to recognise the full market economy status of Vietnam.

Meanwhile, the two foreign ministries need to keep close coordination to step up bilateral cooperation activities in all spheres, he added.

At the meeting, Minister Kamara expressed her admiration for Vietnam’s struggle for national independence and development efforts.

Informing her host about the outcomes of the talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, she said the two sides agreed on many concrete contents on cooperation reinforcement to maximise their countries’ advantages.

They also signed an agreement on visa exemption for diplomatic and official passport holders of Vietnam and Liberia, which will strengthen connections between the two Governments and peoples.

The minister also voiced her hope that her visit will give a boost to the two countries’ friendship and cooperation in the future.-VNA