Belarus, Vietnam expect US$500 million bilateral trade

VOV.VN -Vietnam and Belarus will hold a Vietnam-Belarus Business Forum to boost trade exchange towards the US$500 two-way trade target in the future, has said Vladimir Andreichenko, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus.

On October 9, National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan met with Vladimir Andreichenko, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus on the sidelines of the third Meeting of Speakers of Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments (MSEAP 3) in Antalya, Turkey.

At the meeting, the Vietnamese NA leader assured Vietnam’s high regard for the development of traditional friendship and all-around cooperation with Belarus, noting that regular meetings between parliamentarians of Vietnam and Belarus indicate the sound and traditional friendship between the two nations as well as two legislatures.

She also thanked Belarusian leaders for dispatching a high-ranking delegation to the funeral of President Tran Dai Quang while emphasizing that Vietnam always remembered and greatly valued the support Belarus provided for Vietnam during the past struggles for national liberation and the current national defence process.

The top Vietnamese legislator said she hopes that the two sides will continue to offer mutual support at international organizations and forums, especially the United Nations and the Non-Aligned Movement.

She voiced Vietnam’s desire to step up cooperation in economy-trade and other aspects, including national defence, science-technology, culture, and education with Belarus, together with the effective implementation of the free trade agreement (FTA) between Vietnam and the Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU), to expand economic-trade cooperation and investment between the nations.

In reply, Andreichenko praised Vietnam’s achievements in economic development and the country’s rising international profile. He used the occasion to repeat the invitation for Ngan to pay a visit to Belarus in expectation of welcoming a Vietnamese business delegation so as boost bilateral economy-trade and investment.

Both sides are destined to discuss the signing of a cooperation agreement between the two legislative bodies as well as measures to augment bilateral cooperation during the visit.

At the meeting, both sides also consented to expand cooperation in their diverse potential areas.