Vietnam will be willing to participate in the reconstruction and development of Libya and also hopes to establish firm ties with the country, said Deputy Foreign Minister Le Luong Minh.

Minh spoke after meeting with Libyan officials from the ministries of foreign affairs, labour and economics during his visit to Libya from March 4-6.

At the meetings, Minh congratulated the Libyan Government and people on coming through their recent difficult times and pledged to help rebuild the country.

He also thanked Libya side for its support to Vietnam when successfully evacuating more than 10,000 Vietnamese workers from the fighting situation in Libya .

Libyan officials underlined their determination to strengthen the traditional relationship between the two countries, saying that the Vietnamese leader’s visit gives a resounding message that Vietnam will always support Libya.

The Libyan officials stated that although the country has coped with difficulties and challenges concerning security and the economy, they believe in the country’s democratic process of reform, with the support of governments and peoples worldwide, including Vietnam.-VNA