|President Truong Tan Sang (R) meets with outgoing Mexican Ambassador Gilberto Limon Enriquez in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang
HA NOI (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang congratulated outgoing Mexican Ambassador Gilberto Limon Enriquez on successfully completing his working term in Viet Nam at a farewell reception yesterday in Ha Noi.
The President said the ambassador had made efforts to step up the countries' time-honoured bilateral friendship and wished him continued successes in his new position.
He expressed delight at annual increases in bilateral trade and suggested the early establishment of a joint committee on trade, investment and economic co-operation to accelerate trade and investment as well as the creation of jobs.
He also noted the huge potential for connections between Viet Nam and Mexico given that both were taking part in the final stage of negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement and were members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation Forum (APEC).
The two countries would celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties this year and should use the chance to organise celebratory activities representing their friendship and co-operation, Sang said.
Ambassador Gilberto Limon Enriquez said that he was glad to witness the fruits of the two countries' relationship as well as Viet Nam's renovation accomplishments during his office tenure. He expressed the hope that Viet Nam and Mexico, built on their traditional friendship and Mexico's current policy of expanding co-operation with the Asia-Pacific, would see their co-operative fields thrive in the coming time. — VNS