HÀ NỘI – Vietnamese Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính had a meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Hanoi on January 12, during which the leaders highly evaluated the strong and dynamic development of the two countries’ cooperation in multiple areas. President Widodo affirmed that Việt Nam was a partner of strategic importance of Indonesia in the region. The bilateral cooperation in such fields as security - defence, maritime affairs, agriculture, fisheries, education - training, tourism, and people-to-people exchanges had recorded a number of positive results. To create a new impetus for the bilateral relations, the two leaders agreed to consider lifting the Việt Nam - Indonesia strategic partnership to a new level. The two countries would also step up education - training cooperation, increase direct commercial flights, and promote people-to-people exchanges and locality-to-locality cooperation.