Prime Minister Phan Van Khai visits Mongolia

Nhan Dan Oct. 3--Prime Minister Phan Van Khai paid a working visit to Mongolia on October 2 at the invitation of his Mongolian counterpart R. Amarjargal, after Mr. Khai's Scandinavian tour.

Mr. Khai held talks with Mr. R. Amarjargal and Mongolian Parliament Chairman R. Gonchigdorj on measures to strengthen the friendship and co-operation between the two countries as well as international and regional issues of common concern.

Both Mr. Khai and his Mongolian hosts affirmed their determination to promote co-operation between the two countries and bring their traditionally close relationship to a new level for the 21st century. They stressed the importance of the regular exchange of delegations between the two countries at all levels.

The Mongolian leaders said they hoped that President Tran Duc Luong and NA Chairman Nong Duc Manh would visit Mongolia soon.

It was agreed that a meeting of the Vietnam-Mongolian joint committee for economic, scientific and technical co-operation should be held by the end of the year, to review the work done concerning co-operation between the two countries and discuss measures to boost co-operation in commerce, investment, science and technology. They said they hoped to sign agreements at the meeting to create a legal framework for the two countries to strengthen their relationship of unanimous opinion in promoting on-going co-ordination in international and regional forums for peace, stability, co-operation and development in the Asia-Pacific region and worldwide.

The Mongolian Prime held a banquet to welcome Prime Minister Phan Van Khai and his wife.

PM Phan Van Khai, his wife and their entourage returned to Hanoi yesterday afternoon, concluding their tour of Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, and Mongolia.