Vietnam hopes to further increase cooperative relations with Belgium in various fields for practical benefits and the common development of both countries.

Speaking at a reception in Hanoi on November 27 for the new Belgian ambassador, Bruno Angelet, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said much bilateral cooperation potential remains untapped, and that the two countries should focus their cooperation in such fields as economics, trade, investment, science and technology, and education and training.

They should support each other at regional and international forums, especially the United Nations, and strengthen the exchange of delegations, Dung said.

He also asked for Belgium’s continual provision of ODA to help Vietnam adapt to climate change and rising sea levels, as well as support the acceleration of the Vietnam-EU FTA negotiations.

The Belgian diplomat pledged to spare no effort to increase bilateral relations in various fields, especially in economics, trade and investment.-VNA