Viet Nam, Belarus hold great cooperation potential: FM
|Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son receives Belarusian Deputy FM Mikalai Barysevich in Ha Noi on January 12. (Photo: Tuấn Anh)|
Son welcomed the Belarusian official’s visit to Viet Nam to co-chair a political consultation at the deputy ministerial level between the two ministries, affirming that Viet Nam always attaches great importance to and wishes to develop the traditional friendship and multi-faceted cooperation with Belarus. He appreciated Belarus’s granting medical equipment and supplies to support Viet Nam’s fight against COVID-19 last December.
Barysevich expressed his pleasure to visit Viet Nam on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the two countries' diplomatic relations (January 24, 1992 - 2022). He appreciated and congratulated Viet Nam on fulfilling its role of a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2020-2021 tenure, while emphasising Belarus's desire to promote cooperation with Viet Nam in the fields of defence, security, economics, trade, investment, education - training, culture, and local cooperation.
Regarding cooperation at international forums, the Vietnamese minister thanked Belarus for its support in the past, and expressed his belief that the two countries will continue to cooperate closely in, and contribute actively to maintaining peace and stability in the region and the world.