President Trần Đại Quang receives Australian Ambassador Hugh Borrowman in Hà Nội yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng
HÀ NỘI — President Trần Đại Quang lauded the contributions made by Australian Ambassador Hugh Borrowman to deepening the comprehensive partnership between Việt Nam and Australia, when he bid farewell to him in Hà Nội yesterday.
The President expressed satisfaction that the political relations between the two countries have flourished while trade and investment have progressed effectively.
Australia is among the top trading partners and investors of Việt Nam with trade turnover reaching around US$5 billion in 2015. Co-operation in security, defence, tourism and education is flourishing, he said.
The two countries have co-ordinated effectively in many regional and international forums as well as sharing common standpoints at multilateral forums, he added.
The leader thanked Australia’s help and support through ODA projects and highlighted that Australian enterprises and investments have actively contributed to Việt Nam’s socio-economic development.
In response, the Australian Ambassador attested to do his utmost to further the two countries’ friendship and co-operation in his new posts.—VNS