Party General Secretary and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng on Wednesday received newly-accredited ambassadors. — VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng
HÀ NỘI – Party General Secretary and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng on Wednesday received newly-accredited ambassadors from Sweden, France, Ireland, Sri Lanka, Bahrain, Angola, Laos, Uzbekistan, the Republic of Korea and Tanzania, and head of the European Union (EU) delegation to Việt Nam.
The foreign diplomats are Swedish Ambassador Ann Margareta Mawe; French Ambassador Warnery Nicolas Manuel Jerome; Irish Ambassador John Mc Cullagh; Sri Lankan Ambassador Sampath Prasanna Walpita Gamage; Bahrain Ambassador Ahmed Abdulla Ahmed Alharmasi Alhajeri; Angolan Ambassador Agostinho Andre De Carvalho Fernandes; Lao Ambassador Sengphet Houngboungnuang; Uzbekistani Ambassador Ulungbek Rozukulov; RoK Ambassador Park Noh-wan; Tanzanian Ambassador Mbelwa Brighton Kairuki; and head of the EU Delegation to Vietnam Pier Giorgio Federico Aliberti.
At a reception for the diplomats following the credentials presentation ceremony, the Vietnamese leader warmly welcomed them to Việt Nam.
He expressed his delight at the growing relations between Việt Nam and the countries and organisation that the ambassadors represent.
Việt Nam is growing strongly in all fields with a rising position in the world arena, he noted, adding that the country will take up the ASEAN Chair in 2020 and non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council in the 2020-21 period.
The leader expressed his belief that the diplomats will successfully complete their tasks, pledging that Việt Nam will create optimal conditions for them during their working term in the country. — VNS