Vietnam and Iran have agreed to further political relations and expand bilateral cooperation in economics, culture and science-technology.
The concurrence was reached at talks between President Tran Dai Quang and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani in Hanoi on October 6.
Both State leaders also consented to offer mutual support in spurring the development for their people’s prosperity, and for peace and stability in the region and the world as a whole.
|President Tran Dai Quang and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani. (Photo: VOV)
Host and guest underlined the need to consider economic links to promote their bilateral partnership in various fields and fully tap ample opportunities for economic, trade and investment affiliation that is still far from matching their full potential.
Vietnam hails the United Nations General Assembly’s resolution on a world against violence and extremism initiated by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, President Quang said, adding that the two sides discussed security situation in the region and reiterated their efforts to contribute to peace and resolve conflicts on the basis of internationally-recognised universal principles.
They two leaders reiterated their determination to lift bilateral trade to more than US$2 billion in the time ahead and facilitate businesses' wider cooperation in energy, information and communications, agriculture, fisheries, science-technology and banking.
The two nations will also expand cooperation in culture, education, tourism and people-to-people exchanges.
President Hassan Rouhani informed the media that both sides have reached important consensus on promoting bilateral partnerships across a variety of fields.
He affirmed his nation's willingness to offer better conditions for Vietnamese oil and gas firms to enhance their presence in the country by carrying out existing signed contracts and seeking new business opportunities.
Iran is ready to work with Vietnam in high-tech industry and new technologies, construction materials, transport infrastructure and thermoelectricity, as well as in agricultural production, he noted.
The same day, Hassan Rouhani and Quang witnessed the signing of two cooperation documents, one on visa exemption for official passport holders and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in information and communications.
On the occasion, President Hassan Rouhani invited his Vietnamese counterpart to visit Iran in the coming time.VOV