Vietnam, Egypt discuss ways to deepen bilateral ties hinh anh 1Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son on June 5 held phone talks with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Hassan Shoukry to discuss measures to promote bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries at multilateral forums.

During their talks, the two ministers expressed their joy at the fruitful development of the Vietnam – Egypt relationship in recent times, and pledged to further deepen all-around cooperation between the two countries.

They agreed to resume exchange of delegations at all levels and closely coordinate in issues of common concern, and support candidacy of each other at international organisations.

FM Son suggested the Egyptian side support Vietnam and the African Union (AU) to set up official relations.

The two officials affirmed to exert their efforts to lift bilateral trade turnover to 1 billion USD as planned, and share experience and take measures to promote post-pandemic tourism recovery.

They exchanged views on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), and support for efforts to solve relevant issues by peaceful measures through negotiations.

The Vietnamese diplomat took the occasion to invite Shoukry to visit Vietnam. The Egyptian minister accepted the invitation, and expressed his wish to welcome Son to Egypt at a suitable time./.