HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam is ready to join reconstruction efforts in earthquake-hit areas in Turkey, Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bùi Thanh Sơn told Turkish Ambassador to Việt Nam Haldun Tekneci during a reception in Hà Nội on Friday. At the event, Sơn also handed Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính’s letter of sympathy to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the ambassador and informed him about what Việt Nam had been doing to help Turkey overcome the consequences of the disaster. He asked Turkish authorities to continue creating favourable conditions and ensure the safety of the Vietnamese search and rescue teams as well as citizens living there. They highly appreciated Việt Nam’s first-ever deployment of search and rescue teams with a donation of US$100,000 to Turkey. He affirmed that Turkey always valued relations with Việt Nam and would do its best to lift bilateral ties to a greater height.