Duringthe visit, President Plevneliev held talks with President Truong TanSang and met with Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, NationalAssembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
At the meetings, Plevneliev and the Vietnameseleaders discussed major orientations and agreed on specific measures toboost cooperation in many fields, especially in economics-trade,education-training, culture-tourism and security-defence.
They also deliberated on a new economic cooperation model in order toelevate the two countries’ relationship to a strategic partnership inthe future, while exchanging views on regional and international issuesof common concern.
The two sides also agreed tocreate all favourable conditions for both countries’ businesses andinvestors to study the markets and seek new partners in both countries,especially in the fields of infrastructure development, urban and publictransport system planning and development, energy, environmentalprotection, food processing, water management and irrigation.
During his stay, President Plevneliev witnessed the signing of acooperation agreement between the Vietnam Academy of Science andTechnology and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, a memorandum ofunderstanding on information exchange cooperation between the VietnamNews Agency and the Bulgarian News Agency and those between the VietnamShip Science and Technology Institute and Bulgaria’s Institute of MetalScience.
Plevneliev also met with formerVietnamese students in Bulgaria and enjoyed an art performance byBulgarian artists, while attending the inauguration ceremony of aneconomic and trade office in Ho Chi Minh City and visiting severalcultural and historical monuments in Hanoi, Quang Ninh province and HoChi Minh City.-VNA