Vietnam has always attached importance to its friendship with Mongolia and wishes to elevate the relationship in a more comprehensive and practical manner.

The sentiment was voiced by Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc while receiving in Hanoi on April 28 Mongolian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Damba Gan Khuyag, who is on a working visit to Vietnam.

He explained that greater ties will serve the two countries’ interests, contributing to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the Asia-Pacific.

The official highly praised the outcomes of the sixth Vietnam-Mongolia political consultation at deputy foreign ministerial level, which took place in Hanoi earlier the same day.

Deputy PM Phuc suggested the two sides closely coordinate in organising activities to mark November’s 60 th anniversary of their diplomatic ties, thus helping increase their mutual understanding and friendship, especially among young generations.

He also noted his wish that the two sides will actively partner with each other in researching and developing the economic ties effectively, matching their political bond.

The official called on the two countries’ businesses to enhance their exchange and investment in order to access new cooperation opportunities.

In reply, Mongolian Deputy Foreign Minister Damba Gan Khuyang praised the socio-economic achievements that Vietnam has recorded over the past years.

He expressed his hope that Vietnam and Mongolia will strengthen cooperation in investment and trade, focusing on areas such as mining, tourism, agriculture, employment and light industry, while continuing their collaboration at international forums.-VNA