President Trần Đại Quang on November 23 congratulated the outgoing Uruguayan Ambassador to Việt Nam, Carlos Irigaray Santana, on a successful term in the Southeast Asian country. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng
HÀ NỘI — President Trần Đại Quang on November 23 congratulated the outgoing Uruguayan Ambassador to Việt Nam, Carlos Irigaray Santana, on a successful term in the Southeast Asian country.
The President praised efforts made by the ambassador and his colleagues in bolstering ties with Việt Nam. He said he was delighted at the comprehensive development of bilateral relations. This was reflected through visits of high-ranking leaders and officials from ministries and agencies of both nations.
He said the two countries had paid due attention to enhancing co-operation in economy and trade, culture, tourism as well as education and training.
The President said he expected both sides would deepen ties while affirming that Việt Nam attached much importance to developing relations with countries in South America, including Uruguay.
The Vietnamese leader also hoped that with considerable understanding of Việt Nam-Uruguay relations, the diplomat would continue his efforts to support and promote sound friendship and co-operation.
The Uruguayan diplomat thanked the Vietnamese Government, ministries and sectors for helping him fulfill his tasks over the past six years.
Santana said that over the past six years, the two sides had signed a number of co-operation agreements, creating a foundation for collaboration in various fields. He noted that Uruguay wanted to complete a deal with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to bring Uruguayan beef and other farm produce to the Vietnamese market.
Santana said that as part of efforts to increase links between ministries and sectors of Uruguay and Việt Nam, Uruguay opened a consulate in HCM City earlier this year.
The ambassador also convey an invitation from President Tarabe Vazquez to President Quang to visit Uruguay, saying that the Vietnamese President’s first visit to the country would be a significant milestone in bilateral relations.
President Quang said he would do this, and invited President Tarabe Vazquez to visit Việt Nam. — VNS