Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son received Mongolian Ambassador Dorj Enkhbat on December 7 who handed the recognition of the two countries as market economy. The same day, the Vietnamese Ambassador in Mongolia also handed over a diplomatic note with the same content to Mongolian Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.

At the reception, Son expressed his satisfaction with the development of the bilateral friendly and cooperative relations nearly the last 60 years. He stressed that the recognition of each other as market economy was a great step in the implementation of the Vietnam–Mongolia Friendship and Cooperation Agreement that would benefit the people from both countries.

Enkhbat asserted that Mongolia appreciates the friendly and cooperative relations with Vietnam in many fields, and said he believed the event would deepen Vietnam–Mongolia relations, especially in economics and trade.

Both sides agreed the event was a milestone demonstrating mutual trust and assistance at multilateral forums, and would help promote potential commercial relations between Vietnam and Mongolia.-VNA