|President Truong Tan Sang host reception for the ambassadors Idriss Raoua Ouedraogo of Burkina Faso. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang
HA NOI (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang yesterday hosted receptions in Ha Noi for the newly appointed ambassadors of Namibia, Lesotho, Papua New Guinea and Burkina Faso.
Receiving Namibian Ambassador Ringo Abed, President Sang expressed hope for stronger bilateral cooperation through the implementation of agreements reached during the Namibian President's visit to Viet Nam.
Abed said he would work hard to develop ties between the two nations.
At his meeting with Lesotho Ambassador Bothata Tskoane, the President suggested both governments and business communities increase visits to establish direct contacts, especially in the telecommunications, education and healthcare.
The ambassador said his country was keen to share experiences with Viet Nam on agriculture and fisheries.
Sang told Papua New Guinea Ambassador Peter Llau that Viet Nam hoped to discuss a double-taxation avoidance mechanism with Papua New Guinea to facilitate the trade of goods.
Llau said he hoped Viet Nam would back Papua New Guinea's bid to host an APEC meeting by 2018.
He suggested that liquefied gas production was a potential field for bilateral economic co-operation.
At the reception for Burkina Faso Ambassador, Ouedraogo Idriss Faoua, the President supported the ambassador's proposal to collaborate on education and farming, adding that telecommunications were also worth considering because it was one of Viet Nam's strengths.
Faoua said his country was keen on two-way tertiary education with Viet Nam as both countries were Francophone members. — VNS