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President greets new ambassadors

Update: May, 28/2015 - 09:48
President Truong Tan Sang (right) receives Hungarian Ambassador Csaba Ory in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang

HA NOI (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang welcomed newly accredited ambassadors from Italy, Mexico, and Hungary who presented their credentials to the Vietnamese State leader yesterday.

Receiving Italian Ambassador Cecilia Piccioni, the president expressed pleasure with the all-around co-operation between the two nations, especially trade, which has exceeded US$4 billion.

He expressed his hope that Italy would soon approve the Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation (PCA) and accelerate the signing of a free trade agreement between Viet Nam and the European Union (EU), creating an impetus for economic and trade co-operation between the two nations and regions.

President Truong Tan Sang receives Mexican Ambassador Sara Valdes Bolano in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang

The president welcomed the G7 countries'stance on the East Sea issue, which advocates the settlement of all disputes by peaceful measures on the basis of international law.

For her part, Ambassador Cecilia Piccioni affirmed that on the basis of the strategic partnership signed between the two nations, the building of a joint action plan to increase bilateral co-operation will be given priority during her tenure.

Welcoming Mexican Ambassador Sara Valdes Bolano, Sang underlined that the two countries should establish an inter-government committee to help promote relations.

President Truong Tan Sang receives Italian Ambassador Cecilia Piccioni in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang

He also urged the two nations to sign more agreements to facilitate business investment ties, in a bid to bring their two-way trade to more than $2 billion.

The Mexican diplomat pledged to do her utmost to promote the political and trade relations between the two countries.

While meeting with Hungarian Ambassador Csaba Ory, Sang said Viet Nam always welcomed Hungarian investors, adding that thousands of Vietnamese who were trained in Hungary in the past are making great contributions to national development.

Ory pledged to ensure that Hungary-funded projects on social services and health care in Viet Nam were implemented on schedule. He also said they would enhance ties in education, training and cultural exchange. — VNS

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