Vietnam, Belarus to Expand Collaboration in All Fields

Vietnam and Belarus agreed on many measures to bolster bilateral cooperation in all fields.
January 13, 2022 | 09:53
Vietnam, Belarus to Expand Collaboration in All Fields
The event was co-chaired by Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung and his Belarusian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikalai Barysevich. Photo: VNA

Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung and his Belarusian counterpart Mikalai Barysevich co-chaired a political consultation between the two Foreign Ministries in Hanoi on Jan. 12, during which both sides agreed on many measures to bolster bilateral cooperation in all fields, reported VNA.

The two Deputy FMs concurred to resume the exchange of delegations at all levels in the new normal situation and expand collaboration in defense, security, economy-trade, investment, education, and culture-tourism as well as among localities of both countries.

Dung affirmed that Vietnam hopes to further promote the traditional friendship and all-around cooperation with Belarus.

He held that the two countries’ presenting of medical supplies to each other to fight Covid-19 last December is evidence of the close friendship between the two nations.

He expressed delight at the recovery in two-way trade in 2021 and proposed that the two sides further optimize the free trade agreement between Vietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union, in which Belarus is a member, to further increase trade exchange.

For his part, the Belarusian Deputy FM congratulated Vietnam on completing its tasks as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2020-2021, underlining that Belarus wants to further foster cooperation with Vietnam in all fields.

Regarding regional and international issues of shared concern, the two sides agreed that the two countries will continue working closely together and supporting each other at international forums, contributing to peace and stability in the region and the world.

The Belarusian Deputy FM also handed over to the Vietnamese side a diplomatic note affirming that Belarus will support Vietnam’s candidacy for a seat in the UN Human Rights Council in the 2023-2025 tenure.

Vietnam, Belarus to Expand Collaboration in All Fields
Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son (R) shakes hands with visiting Belarusian Deputy FM Mikalai Barysevich. Source: VNA

On the same day, Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son held a reception for visiting Belarusian Deputy FM in Hanoi, in which Barysevich expressed his pleasure to visit Vietnam on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the two countries diplomatic relations (Jan. 24, 1992 - 2022).

Son affirmed that Vietnam always attaches great importance to and wishes to develop the traditional friendship and multi-faceted cooperation with Belarus. He appreciated Belarus’s granting medical equipment and supplies to support Vietnam’s fight against Covid-19 last December and expressed his belief that the two countries will continue to cooperate closely in, and contribute actively to maintaining peace and stability in the region and the world.

Barysevich expressed his pleasure to visit Vietnam on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the two countries diplomatic relations (January 24, 1992 - 2022). He appreciated and congratulated Vietnam on fulfilling its role of a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2020-2021 tenure while emphasizing Belarus's desire to promote cooperation with Vietnam in the fields of defense, security, economics, trade, investment, education-training, culture, and local cooperation.

Regarding cooperation at international forums, the Vietnamese minister thanked Belarus for its support in the past time and expressed his belief that the two countries will continue to cooperate closely in, and contribute actively to maintaining peace and stability in the region and the world, VNA reported

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