Vietnam wishes to further promote cooperation with Pakistan in all fields, Vietnamese Ambassador to Pakistan Nguyen Xuan Luu told Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain while presenting his credentials to the host last week.

He said he will exert every effort to foster friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

President Mamnoon Hussain congratulated the Vietnamese leaders and people on their socio-economic achievements in the recent years.

He said he believes the ambassador will fulfill his mission, contributing to consolidating and developing the two countries’ friendship and multifaceted cooperation.

Vietnam and Pakistan set up the diplomat ties in 1972.

Over the past 42 years, the two countries have pushed up collaboration in many fields, especially economics and trade.

Two-way trade between Vietnam and Pakistan rose to 390 million USD in 2013 from 149 million USD in 2009.-VNA