Vietnam attaches importance to strengthening friendship and cooperation with the Dominican Republic, Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has said.
At a reception for the Minister of
the Dominican Republic, Miguel Mejia in Hanoi on July 5, who is
attending the Vietnam – Latin America trade and investment forum, FM
Minh said he hopes the two sides will increase the exchanges and visits
at all levels and sign cooperation agreements, with a view to promoting
economic and trade ties to match the two countries’ needs.
Minh also proposed Dominican Republic promptly recognise Vietnam as a market economy.
Mejia said the Dominican Republic will pay attention to this
issue, adding that he hopes the two countries will enhance multi-faceted
cooperation, and Vietnamese businesses will step up investment in the
country in the near future.
The two sides also
reached a consensus on a range of measures to boost bilateral
cooperation as well as work closely at international and regional
forums, including the United Nations and the East Asia – Latin America