Indonesian Vice President Boediono has underlined the fine relations between Vietnam and Indonesia with a number of issues in the bilateral ties now solved.

The Indonesian state leader made the remarks while meeting with Vietnamese outgoing Ambassador Nguyen Huu Dung in Jakarta on Jan. 27.

The two countries reached an agreement on demarcation of maritime borders, an agreement on fishery cooperation and a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in national defence, Vice President Boediono noted.

Vietnam and Indonesia, as neighbouring countries, possess the friendship that had been fostered by the late presidents Ho Chi Minh and Sukarno, which serves as the basis to further develop the two countries’ cooperation, he said.

He spoke highly of Vietnam’s economic development, saying the economy is on the right path and is making steps forwards.

Vice President Boediono expressed his wish that Vietnam would support his country to chair the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) starting from January of this year.

For his part, Ambassador Dung stressed that the Government, State and people of Vietnam have attached much important to the traditional friendship between the two countries since the both gained independence in August, 1945.

Since the establishment of diplomatic ties 55 years ago, the friendship and multifaceted relations between the two countries have developed strongly to benefit the people of the two nations, contributing to boosting the solidarity and development of the Southeast Asian region and the world as well, the Vietnamese diplomat said.

He extended his belief that under the leadership of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyno and the vice president, Indonesia would reap greater achievements in national construction and development and successfully fulfil its role as ASEAN Chair in 2011.

Vietnam will do its utmost to lift bilateral ties to a new height and contribute to the development of the ASEAN community by 2015, said the diplomat.

Both host and guest agreed to boost cooperation in numerous economic areas, especially in food security, to meet the demands of the region and the world./.