Vietnam, Uruguay seek to boost friendship, cooperation hinh anh 1Vietnamese Ambassador to Argentina Dang Xuan Dung (L) and Uruguay Vice President Lucía Topolansky (Photo: Vietnamese Embassy in Argentina)

Buenos Aires (VNA) –
Vietnamese Ambassador to Argentina Dang Xuan Dung paid a working visit to Uruguay from April 9-12 to discuss bilateral cooperation programmes between the two countries in 2019.

Dung, who is also Vietnamese Ambassador to Uruguay, paid a courtesy visit to Uruguay Vice President Lucía Topolansky and had working sessions with President of the Frente Amplio (Broad Front) Javier Miranda, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Uruguay Juan Castillo, and Deputy Foreign Minister Ariel Bergamino.

Dung and the Uruguayan leaders exchanged views on orientations and solutions to boost the bilateral relations in the coming time based on the agreements reached at the first meeting of the Vietnam-Uruguay joint committee on economic, commercial and investment cooperation in October 2018.

They agreed to consider economy and trade a foundation for the bilateral relationship and the two countries will expand affiliation to culture and education.

The two sides discussed the possibility of parliamentary diplomatic cooperation and shared information on the situation of the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) as well as the possible signing of a free trade agreement between Vietnam and the bloc. 

During the working sessions with leaders of the FA and the Communist Party of Uruguay, the two sides agreed to boost diplomatic ties through the Party channel, while continuously supporting each other at multilateral forums and international organisations. 

President of the FA Javier Miranda expressed his hope to visit Vietnam and further tighten relations with the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV).

The two sides also exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual concern and agreed on some measures to strengthen ties between the FA and the CPV in the coming time, including delegation exchanges, as well as bolster cooperation in culture, education and tourism.-VNA