The official visit of former Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim to Vietnam in August 2017 and the official visit of National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan to Turkey in early this month are important landmarks in bilateral relations, said the Ambassador. He expressed his hope that the ties of friendship and cooperation will further thrive in the coming time. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Phuong Nga On the occasion, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Phuong Nga extended warmest congratulations to Turkish President, Government, people and the Ambassador, affirming that the two countries have witnessed constant development of the friendly and cooperative ties. The two-way trade value has remained high over the years and hit a record high of more than US$2.1 billion last year, said Ms Nga. The Vietnamese Government and people hope to further expand multifaceted cooperation ties with Turkey for mutual benefits and world peace and stability, she asserted.