Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son (R) and his Turkmen counterpart Vepa Hajiev at the political consultation in Hanoi on April 2 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
The Foreign Ministries of Vietnam and Turkmenistan need to continue bringing into full play their positive role and maintaining consultations and regular exchanges to help step up the two countries’ ties.

The view was shared by Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son and his Turkmen counterpart Vepa Hajiev at the political consultation between the two foreign ministries in Hanoi on April 2.

The officials were delighted that the traditional friendship and cooperation between the two countries have enjoyed positive developments and agreed that the two countries should continue with exchanges at all levels, high-level visits, and contacts between ministries, sectors and businesses.

The two countries also need to sign documents and agreements to provide a complete legal foundation for their cooperation, while tapping on their potential for cooperation in economy-trade, education-training, culture, sports and tourism, the officials said.

They exchanged views on international and regional issues of mutual concern and shared the view of respecting fundamental principles of international law and the United Nations Charter. They affirmed continuous coordination and mutual support at international forums, especially at the United Nations.-VNA