Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his visiting Bulgarian counterpart, Plamen Vasilve Oresharski, held talks in Hanoi on April 7 to discuss detailed measures to boost cooperation in all fields between the two countries.

PM Dung welcomed Oresharski’s official visit to Vietnam, describing it as an important milestone to bolster both sides’ traditional friendship and multifaceted cooperation in the future.

He thanked the Bulgarian people for their support and help in the past as well as at the present while affirming that Vietnam always attaches importance to developing ties with the Eastern European country.

Hailing Vietnam’s achievements in recent years, PM Oresharski said his country considers Vietnam as its strategic partner in the region and will spare no effort to unceasingly develop the relationship with the Southeast Asian nation.

Both PMs agreed to enhance their bilateral connection in all fields, especially economics, trade, investment, science, education, culture, tourism and security-defence, while implementing the Vietnam-Bulgaria new cooperation model, deepening and widening the bilateral ties towards the future strategic partnership.

They stressed the need to facilitate firms and investors’ bids to seek partners and do business.

They expressed their pleasure with the close coordination between the two countries at international forums and agreed to increase links in the field.

They shared the view that disputes in the East Sea should be solved by peaceful measures, based on international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

PM Oresharski invited PM Dung to pay an official visit to Bulgaria and the latter accepted the invitation with pleasure. The date will be arranged through diplomatic channels.

After the talks, the two PMs held a joint press briefing and witnessed the signing of a number of documents on bilateral cooperation.-VNA