Wednesday, October 26 2016


President welcomes new ambassadors

Update: September, 07/2016 - 09:00
President Trần Đại Quang receives Australian Ambassador Craig Chittick. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – President Trần Đại Quang hosted the newly-accredited ambassadors from Australia, Belarus, Sweden, Cambodia, and Singapore who presented their credentials to him in Hà Nội yesterday.

Meeting with Australian Ambassador Craig Chittick, President Quang said Australia is one of the leading trade and investment partners of Việt Nam and bilateral co-operation in defence-security, education-training, tourism and labour is thriving.

The President hailed Australian businesses for actively contributing to Việt Nam’s socio-economic development, especially in the fields of banking, oil and gas, construction, light industry, processing industry and services.

Greeting Belarusian Ambassador Anatolievich Goshin, he said the two countries should work to increase bilateral trade to US$500 million as agreed by their leaders.

He said Việt Nam would provide favourable conditions for the establishment of an automobile manufacturing joint venture in the country and help Belarus make inroads into other ASEAN member states.

"Việt Nam wants further collaboration with Belarus in economics, trade, defence, security, and crime prevention as well," he stressed.

During a reception for Swedish Ambassador Pereric Hogberg, President Quang said Sweden was among the first foreign countries to support Việt Nam in the đổi mới (renewal) process.

With the long-standing friendship and advantages from the Vietnam – EU Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), the bilateral trade and investment is expected to grow in the coming time, he noted.

He welcomes the Swedish Government to encourage businesses to invest in Việt Nam, especially in the fields of green technology, processing industry, energy, infrastructure, health care, information technology, and marine economy.

While receiving Cambodian Ambassador Prak Nguon Hong, the President confirmed that the Vietnamese Party and State always prioritise the development of traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation with Cambodia for the sake of the two peoples as well as regional and global peace, stability and development.

At a meeting with Singaporean Ambassador Catherine Wong Siow Ping, the President thanked the Singaporean Government for its valuable assistance to Vietnam in economic development. He reiterated Việt Nam’s consistent policy of enhancing strategic partnership with Singapore .

The new ambassadors expressed their confidence to fulfill their missions, contributing to expanding friendship and cooperation with Việt Nam. — VNS

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