HA NOI — President Truong Tan Sang met separately the newly accredited ambassadors of East Uruguay, Indonesia, Myanmar, Brazil, Bolivia and Lithuania in Ha Noi yesterday, as they officially presented their credentials.
Receiving Uruguayan Ambassador Carlos Maria Irigaray Santana, Sang expressed his belief that the traditional friendship would be an important foundation to further boost relations between the two countries in all fields.
Ambassador Santana expressed his hope that the two nations would expand co-operation in the political, cultural, educational, agricultural and forestry sectors.
Meeting Indonesian Ambassador Mayerfas, Sang said that Viet Nam and Indonesia were looking towards building a strategic co-operation, an important condition to boost trade ties between the two countries.
Ambassador Mayerfas expressed his wish to actively contribute to boosting bilateral ties within ASEAN as well as in the world.
In the reception for Myanmar Ambassador Thet Oo, Sang said that Viet Nam was always a sincere friend and ready to support Myanmar.
Ambassador Thet Oo expressed hope that his country would receive assistance from the Vietnamese Government and other sectors to boost relations between the two countries, especially on political and economic issues.
Receiving Brazilian Ambassador Victoria Alice Clearver, the State leader said that Viet Nam supported Brazil in its bid to become a permanent member of the expanded UN Security Council. He also said the two countries should expand co-operation in economy and trade.
Ambassador Clearver expressed her agreement at the potential for developing relations between the two countries and promised to try her best during her term of office in Viet Nam.
Meeting Bolivian Ambassador Gullermo Chalup Liendo, Sang agreed with the ambassador on the enhancement of trade co-operation between the two countries, saying the creation of a framework agreement would help step up co-operation in economics and trade.
Receiving Lithuanian Ambassador Lina Antanavicinene, Sang highlighted the fine traditional friendship between the two countries from the era of the former Soviet Union. He expressed his belief that the two countries would sign co-operative economic agreements to further enhance economic ties.
Ambassador Antanavicinene said that besides economic relations, the two sides needed to boost exchanges of high-level delegations to increase co-operation in culture and sports.
The same day, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung received the new Lithuanian Ambassador Lina Antanavicinene and affirmed that Viet Nam wouldcontinue to boost co-operation with Lithuania in various fields for the mutual benefit of both countries. — VNS