|President Tran Dai Quang receives Turkmenistani Ambassador Chinar Tajievna Rustamova.VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sang|Viet Nam News
Hanoi – President Tran Dai Quang on October 8 hosted separate receptions for the Ambassadors of France, Canada, the Republic of Cyprus, Qatar, Croatia, Gambia and Turkmenistan, who presented their credentials before taking office in Viet Nam.
Receiving French Ambassador Bertrand Lortholary, Quang pledged all possible support for the ambassador and hoped that he would visit many localities to learn more about the country.
Lortholary said his assignment was to make plans set by French President Francois Hollande and his Vietnamese counterpart during the recent State visit to Việt Nam a reality, including developing economic and defence links and facilitating youth exchanges through French language training by opening a French Cultural House in HCM City and a French high school in Hà Nội.
Meeting Canadian Ambassador Ping Kitnikone, Quang suggested boosting bilateral co-operation in science-technology, health care, labour, oil and gas, and banking.
The guest said that Canada would send a delegation of 90 academics to Việt Nam to discuss education collaboration, adding that Canada wishes to strengthen people-to-people exchanges.
In a conversation with Qatari Ambassador Mohamed Ismael Al-Emadi, the Vietnamese President thanked Qatar for backing Việt Nam’s bid for a seat on the UNESCO Executive Council and the UN Socio-Economic Council.
He affirmed that Việt Nam wishes to push ahead with all-around co-operation with Qatar.
The Qatari Ambassador stressed that Qatar values ties with Viet Nam, especially in economics, trade, investment, education and agriculture.
Meanwhile, Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus Demetrios A Theophylactou said that the European country wants to reinforce ties with Vietnam in trade and people-to-people exchanges.
Cyprus would welcome Vietnamese workers to the country, he said.
According to the ambassador the two nations need to increase liaisons at multilateral forums, and the Republic of Cyprus pledges to support Viet Nam in boosting ties with the European Union.
The host asked for support for Vietnamese businesses in tourism, agro-forestry processing, and suggested discussing the agreement on bilateral labour co-operation.
In a reception for Ambassador of Gambia Abubacar Jah, the Vietnamese State leader proposed the two countries increase all-level visits and people-to-people exchanges and consider the possibility of joint work in farming and the marine economy.
Abubacar Jah said Gambian President Yahya Jammeh devised a strategy to ensure food security and Gambia considers Việt Nam its best partner in agriculture.
In another meeting, President Quang asked Croatia to continue supporting Việt Nam in running for the post of non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2020-2021 and member of the International Law Committee for 2017-2021.
Croatian Ambassador Kreso Glavac wished the two countries would hold more sport exchanges in the near future, and informed the host that Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic planned to visit Việt Nam next year.
Talking with Turkmenistani Ambassador Chinar Tajievna Rustamova, the Vietnamese President suggested facilitating visits to explore co-operation in garment, footwear, farm produce, transport infrastructure, oil and gas, and construction materials.
Rustamova said the two countries established a co-operation framework to advance ties in trade, education, energy, construction and transport infrastructure at a sidelines meeting of the UN General Assembly’s session last year.-VNS