Vietnam-Azerbaijan diplomatic ties marked in Ba Ria-Vung Tau hinh anh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) received Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov during the latter's visit to Vietnam earlier this month (Photo: VNA)

Ba Ria – Vung Tau (VNA) –
The south-eastern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau held a ceremony to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Vietnam-Azerbaijan diplomatic ties in Xuyen Moc district on September 22.

The history of Vietnam-Azerbaijan relations was marked by the visit to Baku by President Ho Chi Minh in 1959 and the visit to Vietnam by First Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Aliyev Heydar in 1983.

The two nations have overcome difficulties and challenges over the past 25 years to reap significant achievements in all fields, thus raising their position in the region and around the world.

Azerbaijani people wholeheartedly supported Vietnam in the past and at present. The bilateral cooperation has become fruitful in recent time, especially in the field of human resources training.

From the 1960s of the 20th century, Azerbaijani universities and colleges helped Vietnam train about 4,000 scientists, educators, engineers, technicians and managerial officials.

New developments in the bilateral relations have been recorded since Azerbaijan established its embassy in Hanoi in 2013.
Particularly, the State-level visit to Vietnam by President Ilham Aliyev in May 2014 and the official visit to Azerbaijan by President Truong Tan Sang in 2015 opened up a new chapter in their relations with the signing of many important documents on the bilateral cooperation.

The rapports between Vietnamese and Azerbaijani States, Parties, parliaments and peoples are growing as well.

Chairman of the Vietnam-Azerbaijan Friendship Association Nguyen Vu Khai said participants at the meeting discussed ways to boost the bilateral cooperation, especially in the field of oil and gas, training experts, and developing the respective distinctive products.

Three Azerbaijani universities were honoured with the Vietnamese State’s Friendship Order in recognition of their active contributions to improving human resources training in Vietnam as well as strengthening solidarity and friendship between the two countries.-VNA