Vietnam, Uzbekistan urged to tap cooperation potential

VOV.VN - President Tran Dai Quang asked Vietnam and Uzbekistan to fully tap their cooperation potential across a variety of fields at a February meeting with Uzbekistan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources Mirzaev Zoyir in Hanoi.

He underlined the need to devise measures to promote two-way trade via the intergovernmental committee on economic-trade and science-technology cooperation and suggested boosting cooperation in such areas as garment-textile, footwear, cotton and fiber production, farm produce, seafood, plant varieties, animal breeding, and oil and gas.

Apart from intensifying high-level delegation exchanges for better mutual understanding and trust, Vietnam and Uzbekistan should expand cooperation in culture, tourism, and education-training, Quang told his guest.

He used the occasion to thank Uzbekistan to actively support Vietnam to join the United Nations Human Rights Council in the 2014-2016 tenure and the World Heritage Committee in the 2013-2017 tenure.

He called on Uzbekistan to continue backing Vietnam at multilateral forums in the region and the world at large.

For his part, Deputy PM Mirzaev Zoyir said the ongoing visit of the Uzbekistani delegation is aimed to study Vietnam’s experience in socio-economic development.

Uzbekistan wants to augment cooperation with Vietnam in politics, economics, trade and investment, specifically in cultivation, processing and exporting farm produce, footwear and apparel products, he added.

The country is also keen to further the bilateral cooperation in personnel training and sharing know-how in the sustainable and effective use of water resources, he said.

The guest handed the letter of Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to President Tran Dai Quang, expressing the desire to further strengthen friendship and cooperation, and inviting President Quang to pay a State-level visit to Uzbekistan.