A high-ranking Chilean delegation led by Senate President Guido Girardin Lavin starts a six-day official visit to Viet Nam today, Feb 27.
Chilean Senate President Guido Girardin Lavin. — Photo Courtesy
The visit was arranged at the invitation of National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung.
VN, Armenia eye strong trade ties
Economic and trade links between Viet Nam and Armenia were yet to tap their potential, said President Truong Tan Sang while receiving Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian in Ha Noi on Friday, Feb 24.
Despite some developments in bilateral co-operation, Sang suggested the two sides should review hurdles in their co-ordination policies and mechanisms in order to promote bilateral relations.
High-ranking delegation exchanges should be strengthened, he added.
Sang particularly thanked Armenia for helping to train Vietnamese cadres and students in the past.
He also said that Viet Nam would be willing to act as a bridge to link Armenia with ASEAN member countries.
In return, Nalbandian said that since establishment of diplomatic relations 20 years ago, the two sides had made a lot of efforts to maintain and develop their co-operative friendly ties.
This visit aimed to boost bilateral ties, he said.
Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also held a talk with Nalbandian in Ha Noi on Friday.
VN-Vatican group to hold third meeting this week
The third meeting of the Viet Nam-Vatican Joint Working Group will be held in Ha Noi on Monday and Tuesday to discuss the relations between the two sides, announced the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry on Friday, Feb 24.
The second meeting was held at the Vatican in June.
Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son will lead the Vietnamese delegation, while the Vatican's delegation will be headed by its Deputy Foreign Minister Ettore Balestrero.