President holds court with new ambassadors to Viet Nam
|President Truong Tan Sang (L) receives Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Fukad in Ha Noi.— VNA/VNS Photo
HA NOI (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang yesterday welcomed newly appointed ambassadors from Cuba, Canada, India, Japan, Bulgaria and Uganda.
At the meeting, Sang congratulated the ambassadors on their new posts and praised bilateral cooperation between Viet Nam and the respective nations.
Ambassador Herminio Lospez Diaz of Cuba, expressed his admiration for the late General Vo Nguyen Giap, who passed away on October 4, and expressed his deepest sympathies on behalf of the people of Cuba.
Speaking on the 40 years of bilateral ties between Viet Nam and Canada, Ambassador David Joseph Devine, said the relationship had been a strong foundation for boosting bilateral trade, currently at US$2bn.
Also in attendance, Indian Ambassador Preeti Saran stressed the importance of tightening bilateral cooperation in education, tourism, commerce, oil exploitation and national security.
Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Fukada also took the opportunity to reaffirm Japan's support in helping Viet Nam restructure its economy and through official development assistance (ODA).
The President gave assurances to the diplomats that the country would create the best conditions for them to fulfill the objectives of their posts.
Ambassador Evgueni Stefanov Stoytchev of Bulgaria for his part highlighted the importance of both countries assisting each other to enter the European Union and the ASEAN community.
Ambassador Wagidoso Madibo Charles of Uganda reaffirmed his country's support for Viet Nam's bid to join the UN Human Rights Council.— VNS