Vietnamese Foreign Minister meets with Iranian, Mexican counterparts in New York

Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son had separate meetings with his Iranian and Mexican counterparts in New York on September 22 on the sidelines of the General Debate of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Bộ trưởng Ngoại giao Bùi Thanh Sơn và Bộ trưởng Ngoại giao Iran Hossein Amir Abdollahian.
Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son (L) meets with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir Abdollahian.

At his meeting with Iranian FM Hossein Amir Abdollahian, the two ministers agreed to make greater efforts to implement specific agreements reached during Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue’s official visit to Iran in August, especially improving the effectiveness of economic and trade cooperation as a priority in the bilateral relations to soon increase two-way trade to 2 billion USD.

Hossein Amir Abdollahian affirmed Vietnam is an important partner of Iran in Southeast Asia, hoping that the two countries will strengthen coordination and mutual support at multilateral forums.

He also proposed measures to promote bilateral trade cooperation in the coming time, including the effective implementation of periodic consultation mechanisms between the two sides.

At the meeting between the Vietnamese and Mexican ministers, the two sides expressed their delight at the positive development of the bilateral relations in recent years on both bilateral and multilateral aspects.

Son proposed the two countries continue promoting economic and trade collaboration to a new height, and showed his hope to continue fostering multi-faceted cooperation with Mexico.

Bộ trưởng Bùi Thanh Sơn và Bộ trưởng Ngoại giao Mexico Alicia Barbena
Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son meets with Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alicia Barcena.

Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alicia Barcena affirmed that Mexico attaches special importance to its friendship and cooperation with Vietnam. She said that the two sides need to maintain close coordination at international and regional mechanisms, including the United Nations and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum.

The two sides also discussed preparations for delegation exchange activities at all levels, especially high-level ones, in the coming time.

At these meetings, Son affirmed the common stance of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Vietnam on the peaceful settlement of disputes on the basis of international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), and ensuring safety and security of navigation and aviation in the East Sea.

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(Source: VNA)