Economic and trade links between Vietnam and Armenia are yet to tap their potential, said President Truong Tan Sang while receiving Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian in Hanoi on Feb. 24.

Despite some developments in bilateral cooperation, Sang suggested the two sides should review hurdles in their coordination policies and mechanisms in order to promote bilateral relations.

High-ranking delegation exchanges should be increased, he added.

Sang particularly thanked Armenia for training Vietnamese cadres and students in the past.

He also said that Vietnam will be willing to act as a bridge to link Armenia with ASEAN member countries.

In return, Nalbandian said that since establishment of diplomatic relations 20 years ago, the two sides have made a lot of efforts to maintain and develop their cooperative and friendly ties.

This visit aims to boost bilateral ties, he said.

Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also held talks with Nalbandian in Hanoi on Feb. 24./.