Vietnam, Iran issue joint statement on Iran President’s visit

(VOVworld)- Vietnam and Iran issued a joint statement on the State visit to Vietnam from October 5-7 by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
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VN, Iran issue joint statement on Iran President’s visit

the invitation of Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Hassan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran paid a State visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam from 5-7 October 2016. President Hassan Rouhani paid a courtesy call on Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, held official talks with President Tran Dai Quang and met Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. The two sides expressed their satisfaction at the progress in bilateral ties since the establishment of diplomatic relations 43 years ago. President Tran Dai Quang and President Rouhani agreed to further intensify more frequent and wider exchange of visits and contacts at various levels and via different channels between the governments, parliaments, localities, people to people, businesses. The Iranian side appreciated the continued support of Vietnam to Iran’s joining in ASEAN Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC). The two sides are willing to strengthen cooperation in relevant fields and make joint efforts for progress and prosperity of Asian region including ASEAN. The two sides agreed to consolidate mutual consultation and support within regional and international forums. The two leaders agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in trade and investment and pledged to provide favorable conditions for businesses of both countries to increase access to each other’s market so as to achieve the targeted bilateral trade turnover of 2 billion USD in the coming time. Both sides shared the idea of cooperating in rice plantation in Vietnam for exporting to Iran. The two Presidents affirmed the importance of further cooperation in information and telecommunications, science and technology, engineering services, agriculture, energy, security, among others. The Vietnamese side took note of the Iranian side’s proposals regarding the establishment of joint committees on investment and banking. The two sides agreed to further strengthen consultation and exchange of views in fighting against illegal trafficking of goods, drugs and drug-related materials, transnational and cyber crimes, consolidating relevant cooperation mechanisms. The two Presidents were of the views that the regional and international situation is experiencing profound and complex changes. In such a condition, both sides emphasized on cooperation of developing countries in international affairs. The two Leaders shared the belief that peace and stability in South East Asia and West Asia should be maintained in the interest of the international community. The two leaders emphasized the need for the international community's determination in the fight against terrorism and extremism and encouraged dialogues on policies and practical cooperation in this regard. The two sides welcomed the signing of the Agreement between the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran on the Mutual Abolition of Visas for Holders of Official/Service Passports and the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Information and Communication of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of the Islamic Republic of Iran on Cooperation on Information and Communications.