At the reception, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc thanked Nicaragua for supporting Vietnam in its bid to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2020-2021 tenure.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) hosts Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Denis Moncada in Hanoi on September 6th. (Photo: VNA)

He lauded the outcomes of the recent talks between his guest and Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, adding that he believes the guest’s visit will help open a new chapter in the Vietnam – Nicaragua relations.

The Government leader said bilateral trade remains low, suggesting the two countries capitalise on their potential for a better turnover in the coming time.

Vietnam has strengths in agriculture, farm produce export, infrastructure construction, and telecommunication, and can cooperate with Nicaragua in such fields, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc stated.

For his part, the Nicaraguan top diplomat stressed his current visit aims at boosting bilateral economic, trade and investment collaboration and opening up new cooperation areas.

He told his host that during the talks with Minh, both sides agreed to increase delegation exchanges and named agriculture, animal husbandry, processing industry, and health, among others, as sectors for improved bilateral engagements.

The Nicaraguan official affirmed that his country wants to reinforce cooperation with Vietnam by optimising strengths of both nations.

He is paying an official visit to Vietnam from September 5th to 7th on the occasion of the two countries celebrating the 40th founding anniversary of their diplomatic relations (September 3rd, 1979 – 2019)./.