Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –
Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui
Thanh Son, on April 22, had a phone call with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign
Minister of Ethiopia Demeke Mekonnen to discuss bilateral cooperation and coordination at multilateral forums on the occasion of the two nations marking the
45th anniversary of their diplomatic relations.
Congratulating Son on his recent appointment as Foreign
Minister of Vietnam, Demeke Mekonnen affirmed that the Ethiopian Government
attaches importance to fostering the friendship and multifaceted collaboration with
He praised Vietnam’s successful implementation of its dual
goals of pandemic containment and socio-economic development and highlighted
his impression at the nation’s significant achievements in external relations,
particularly as Chair of ASEAN last year and a non-permanent member of the UN
Security Council for 2020 – 2021.
Expressing his delight at progresses made in the bilateral
relations over the past 45 years, Son spoke highly of Ethiopia’s regional role
He hoped the two foreign ministries to promote their roles
in enhancing the two countries’ friendship and cooperation for peace,
collaboration and growth in the region.
As part of their talks, the officials exchanged measures and
orientations for improved bilateral engagements in the coming time, with priority given to increasing the exchange of delegations at all levels when COVID-19 is
placed under control, expanding economic cooperation, studying collaboration
mechanisms and completing legal frameworks.
The two sides also discussed a number of regional and
international issues of mutual concern. Son affirmed that Vietnam supports the
settlement of all international disputes through peaceful measures in line with
international law and the UN Charter./.