Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Bui
Thanh Son and his Ukrainian counterpart Sergiy Kyslytsya held a political
consultation in Hanoi on June 20 to discuss the countries’ cooperation and some
regional and international issues.
The two sides affirmed the wish to continue
enhancing the partnership and comprehensive cooperation between the two
They said bilateral cooperation has been
developing positively as illustrated by a visit to Vietnam by Ukrainian Foreign
Minister Pavlo Klimkin in September 2017 and the 14th meeting of the bilateral
Inter-Governmental Committee in Kiev one month later.
Discussing measures to strengthen connections,
they said the two countries will increase mutual visits at all levels and press
on with realising the agreements reached at the 14th meeting of the Vietnam –
Ukraine Inter-Governmental Committee on economic-trade and
More favourable conditions will also be provided
for the countries’ businesses to boost partnership in the fields that match
Ukraine’s strength and Vietnam’s demand like energy, agriculture and health
The two countries will also step up trade and
cultural and people-to-people exchanges, the officials added.
Deputy Minister Kyslytsya highly valued
contributions by the Vietnamese community in his country to bilateral ties.
The officials also agreed to continue organising
consultations between the two foreign ministries’ agencies on the basis of the
ministries’ consultation plan for 2018 – 2019.
At the event, they shared views on world and
regional issues of common concern, including the European and Asian-Pacific
situation, and agreed to keep close coordination at international forums,
especially the United Nations.
Ukraine reiterated its support for Vietnam’s
candidacy for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council for 2020 –