Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (r) receives outgoing Chilean Ambassador to Việt Nam Claudio Andres De Negri Quintana in Hà Nội on Thursday.— VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc hailed outgoing Chilean Ambassador to Việt Nam Claudio Andres De Negri Quintana for his contributions to the Việt Nam-Chile comprehensive partnership at his farewell reception for the diplomat in Hà Nội on Thursday.
He said the ambassador contributed to organising the high-level visits between the two countries, especially the State visit to Việt Nam by President Michelle Bachelet Jeria in November 2017.
The leader hailed the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) agreement in Chile on Thursday, describing it as an important outcome of drastic negotiations and discussions of the pact members, which included the proactive roles played by Việt Nam and Chile.
The signing of the CPTPP and the sound traditional ties will open up opportunities for broader cooperation in economics, trade and investment, and promote partnership in culture, education and other fields between Việt Nam and Chile, he said.
He wished the diplomat success in his new post and that he will continue contributing to the growing ties between the two countries.
Ambassador Claudio Andres De Negri Quintana thanked the PM and Vietnamese agencies for helping him accomplish his tasks and boosting the bilateral relations.
He pledged that in any future positions, he will spare no effort for the two countries’ relations and expressed his belief that the bilateral ties and collaboration at multilateral forums will be developed.
He expected that the two countries will work harder to increase their two-way trade value, which stands at over US$1 billion, and step up their ties in other fields.
He agreed with the PM’s view on the importance of the signing of CPTPP, saying the event will help accelerate cooperation between the two countries.
He said he wants Việt Nam to co-operate and share with Chile its experiences in the successful organisation of APEC 2017 as his country will host the APEC Year 2019.
Earlier in the day, the ambassador was received by President Trần Đại Quang. — VNS