Vietnam will make all-out efforts to boost its friendship and multifaceted relations with Indonesia for the benefit of the two countries’ people, and for peace, stability and development in the region and the world.

Party General Secretary and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong was speaking at a reception for a delegation from the Indonesian House of Representatives, headed by its Vice Speaker Pramono Anung Wibowo, in Hanoi on March 22.

NA Chairman Trong spoke highly of deeper and more effective cooperation between the two countries and congratulated the Indonesian people on their socio-economic achievements.

For his part, the Indonesian legislative leader extended his congratulations on the outcomes of the 11 th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and NA Chairman Trong as the newly elected Party General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee.

He briefed his host about his country’s political and socio-economic development, saying Indonesia wishes to bolster relations with Vietnam in politics, trade and investment.

On the same day, the Indonesian delegation was received by Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung.

During the meeting, Deputy PM Hung said there are many reasons to believe in more fruitful cooperative ties between the two countries, adding that the two countries are mapping out joint plan of action for the 2011-2014 period to expand cooperation in a wide range of areas, including national defence, culture, education and sports.

The two sides are making great efforts to raise two-way trade to make it higher than the level of 3.3 billion USD posted last year, he said.

He said he believed that as the ASEAN Chair, Indonesia would try its best to enhance solidarity and cooperation in the bloc.

The Indonesian Vice Speaker said he considered similarities in history, economics and culture as a basis to beef up bilateral relations.

He expressed his hopes that agreements signed between the two nations would soon be executed, contributing to each country’s development as well as solidarity, cooperation and development in the region.

Also on the day, the delegation paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh and visited the late President’s relics at the Presidential Palace and the Temple of Literature./.