Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh on October 26 held phone talks with Nigerian Minister for Foreign Affairs Geofrey Onyeama to discuss measures to bolster the bilateral ties.

Minh affirmed that Vietnam always treasures cooperation with countries in the African Union, including Nigeria.

He spoke highly of the development of the Vietnam-Nigeria ties over the past time, suggesting the two sides spare no efforts to consolidate and deepen the bilateral ties in spheres that both sides boast potential and strength.

FM Onyeama congratulated Vietnam on its major achievements in industrialisation and economic development.

He also highly valued efforts and accomplishments of the Vietnamese Government in COVID-19 prevention and control, while expressing his belief that the Government and people of Vietnam will succeed in the COVID-19 fight.

During their talks, the two sides agreed to bolster visits of high-ranking delegations and strengthen bilateral cooperation mechanisms in the coming time.

They consented to foster the economic-trade relations, particularly in trade, agriculture, manufacturing, energy, transport and information technology.

They also exchanged views on international issues of mutual concerns./.