Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has told Sudanese Ambassador Sayed Altayeb Ahmad that Vietnam is keen on boosting ties with Sudan and hopes that the two sides can further promote cooperation in all fields for their mutual benefit.

Meeting the newly-accredited Sudanese ambassador on March 4 in Hanoi, PM Dung suggested that Vietnam and Sudan step up their partnership in major fields including economics, trade, investment and rice production.

The PM said he hopes the two sides will continue their close coordination in the United Nations arena.

Expressing his belief that the diplomat will make positive contributions to the development of bilateral ties between the two countries, he affirmed that the Vietnamese government as well as ministries and sectors will offer all possible support for him during his tenure.

In reply, Ambassador Ahmad lauded the socio-economic development that Vietnam has achieved over the past years.

He noted that in April 4, the Vietnam-Sudan Joint Committee will be held to speed up bilateral cooperation, especially in economics, trade and investment.

Vietnamese enterprises are welcomed in Sudan, he said, adding that he will do his utmost to work with the Vietnamese side to beef up cooperation between the two countries.-VNA