Australian ambassador ends term, pledges continued support

Update: June, 01/2016 - 09:06
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc receives Australia’s Ambassador to Việt Nam Hugh Borrowman in Hà Nội yesterday.– Photo VGP

HÀ NỘI – Australia’s Ambassador to Việt Nam Hugh Borrowman pledged to continue stepping up his country’s co-operation with Việt Nam while saying farewell to Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc in Hà Nội yesterday.

PM Phúc hailed the outgoing ambassador’s accomplishments during his working term in Viet Nam, citing strong developments across economics, trade, tourism, education and training, employment, transport, security and defence between the two countries.

He said he was impressed that Australia had hosted the largest number of Vietnamese students abroad, with about 30,000 students.

He expressed his hope that the two sides would accelerate people-to-people exchanges, farm produce exports and labour co-operation.

Ambassador Borrowman announced that Cao Lãnh Bridge, which is being built with Australia’s development assistance, would be inaugurated in 2017 ahead of schedule.

The diplomat said some varieties of Vietnamese fruit were being sold in Australia, and he hoped to see the entry of others.

He noted his belief that bilateral relations would thrive in economics, trade and people-to-people exchanges. - VNS