|President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (R) and Ambassador of Uruguay Raul Juan Pollak Giampietro. VNA Photo|
HÀ NỘI – President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc hosted separate receptions in Hà Nội on Thursday welcoming ambassadors of Uruguay, Finland and Austria who came to present their credentials.
Receiving Ambassador of Uruguay Raul Juan Pollak Giampietro, President Phúc affirmed that Việt Nam treasures its partnership with Uruguay and wished that the two countries would further strengthen cooperation and facilitate the exchange of all-level delegations.
Giampietro vowed to do his best to lift bilateral ties and hoped that two-way trade would double the current figure.
Uruguay also wants to cooperate with Việt Nam in climate change, poverty reduction and other fields, he said, adding that he hoped Việt Nam would consider opening an embassy in the South American country.
President Phúc said Việt Nam would soon open its embassy in Uruguay and suggested both sides create favourable conditions for Việt Nam’s products to access the Uruguay market. He also proposed Uruguay assist Việt Nam in penetrating the MERCOSUR market and affirmed that Việt Nam was ready to help Uruguay access ASEAN and markets in which Việt Nam joins.
The State leader proposed offering all possible support for the two countries’ business communities to explore business and investment opportunities as well as maintaining mutual support and coordination at multilateral forums.
|President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc receives Ambassador of Finland Keijo Ensio Norvanto (L). VNA Photo|
Meeting Ambassador of Finland Keijo Ensio Norvanto, President Phúc affirmed that Việt Nam attached importance to ties with Finland.
He suggested Finland fully tap trade and investment opportunities from the European Union – Việt Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), soon approve the EU – Việt Nam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA), and urge the EU to remove their yellow card warning against Việt Nam’s seafood.
The President expected Finland to increase investment in hi-tech, telecommunications, digital economy, renewable energy and environment in Việt Nam. He also asked the ambassador to convey his invitation to the Finnish President to visit Việt Nam soon.
|President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc receives credentials from Ambassador of Austria Hans-Peter Glanzer (R). VNA Photo|
In his meeting with Ambassador of Austria Hans-Peter Glanzer, the President said Việt Nam always treasured traditional and multifaceted collaboration with Austria.
He held that both countries needed to boost two-way trade and suggested the European country soon ratify the EVIPA. The State leader also thanked the Austrian Government for providing official development assistance for Việt Nam over the past years.
On the occasion, President Phúc asked the ambassador to convey his invitation to the President and the Prime Minister of Austria to visit Việt Nam when conditions allow. VNA