During their meeting in Hanoi on August 31, the PM hailed the visit as a milestone which has elevated bilateral ties to a greater height and expressed the belief that the Venezuelan government would overcome present challenges and lead the country forward on its chosen path.
He also spoke highly of the outcomes of the guest’s talks with President Truong Tan Sang, held on the same day.
The guest emphasised that Venezuela attaches special importance to co-operation with Vietnam in diverse areas, saying that ties between the two nations will expand in the near future.
Nicolas Maduro Moros expressed his strong support for Vietnam’s foreign policy and position on regional and global affairs, including the settlement of disputes in the East Sea by peaceful means in line with international law, as well as Vietnam’s bid for membership at UN organisations.
The host and guest agreed to push forward with joint efforts across oil and gas, energy, consumer goods, housing, agriculture and fisheries; maintain meetings of the Inter-Governmental Committee to share relevant information; step up the implementation of signed agreements; as well as negotiate new deals.
They targeted US$1 billion in trade over the coming years.
Venezuela is ready to facilitate Vietnamese business operations and welcomes investors to visit the country to seek opportunities, President Maduro Moros said, adding that he hopes Vietnam will become a major supplier of daily necessities to Venezuela, 85% of which are currently imported.