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Alexander Lukashenko meets with Vietnamese President

The relations between Belarus and Vietnam are reaching a qualitatively new level, said Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the leader of Vietnam, Trần Đại Quang.

The Palace of Independence is the place of the main negotiations. The high guest was met according to all canons of diplomacy. Alexander Lukashenko greeted his Vietnamese colleague after which the anthems of the two countries were heard. A special solemnity of the ceremony was given to the company of the guard of honor.

Trần Đại Quang is in Belarus on an official visit. A photo on the background of state flags is an obligatory attribute of such meetings. This once again underlines the importance of the visit and its historical significance for the two countries.

The leaders of Belarus and Vietnam continued with a one-on-one conversation. Belarus expects that the bilateral dialogue, which began 25 years ago, will continue to develop at all levels. Until now, countries have supported each other, both economically and at the political level. Based on the tone of the talks, the same course will be followed in the future.

Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:
The Belarusian people have always been there for a long time, especially in the difficult periods of your history. Every Vietnamese well remembers the last war and remembers the price you paid for freedom and independence. We remember and we know about this, because we were then near you on the Vietnamese land. Even after this bitter war we tried our best to help our Vietnamese brothers in the reconstruction of the country, the restoration of the national economy, normalization of life.

You should know: we have always been committed and will be committed to such a relationship and a similar course. We very much look forward to the prospects of our relations, to trade between our countries, to politically good relations. You can always count on us.

Trần Đại Quang, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam:
When we fought for national liberation, Belarus was with us, and we are grateful for this and cherish these feelings.

What we have done is the basis for strengthening and expanding our ties. I am ready to discuss all measures to expand our cooperation - not only in the field of economy, defense and security. I want to draw attention to the development of trade and economic ties between our countries.

Negotiations continued in an expanded format. Alexander Lukashenko emphasized the economic cooperation. The Belarusian side is ready to offer its projects in engineering, construction of urban infrastructure. There are also prospects in cooperation at the regional level. The Vietnamese side, in turn, noted the similarity of the positions of the two countries in the world arena and mutual support.

Alexander Lukashenko meets with Vietnam President