President greets ambassadors of Bangladesh, Greece, Saudi Arabia

Update: December, 30/2014 - 08:00
President Truong Tan Sang (R) receives Bangladeshi Ambassador Shahab Ullah in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang

HA NOI (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang welcomed newly-accredited ambassadors from Bangladesh, Greece and Saudi Arabia who presented the their credentials to the Vietnamese State leader in Hanoi on December 29.


Receiving Bangladeshi Ambassador Shahab Ullah, the President said the two countries have witnessed growing relations since the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties 40 years ago.

The President expressed his pleasure at the close bilateral coordination at international forums, saying he believes the two countries will continue to support each other for mutual benefits. He suggested the two nations enhance high-level delegation exchanges and step up bilateral cooperation in potential fields.

For his part, Ambassador Shahab Ullah said he wishes to share Bangladeshi experience in poverty alleviation, maternal and infant mortality reduction, climate change adaptation, trade and industry.

President Truong Tan Sang receives Greek Ambassador Nicolas Dekanelos in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang

Welcoming Greek Ambassador Nicolas Dekanelos, President Truong Tan Sang asked the two countries to expand bilateral cooperation in economics, trade, science and technology. He described the free trade agreement between Viet Nam and the European Unions as an important document to accelerate the bilateral economic ties.

The Greek diplomat pledged to do his utmost to promote the friendship and collaboration between the two countries.

While meeting with Saudi Arabian Ambassador Dakhil Al Johani, President Truong Tan Sang said Vietnam always welcomes foreign investors, including those from Saudi Arabia. The President said he hopes both nations will continue to support each other at international forums.

President Truong Tan Sang meets with Saudi Arabian Ambassador Dakhil Al Johani in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang

The Saudi Arabian Ambassador underlined the two countries' potential for cooperation in oil and gas, and labour. He said his country could recruit about 100,000 Vietnamese workers instead of the current 15,000.

He also highlighted the need to step up bilateral negotiations for the signing of trade, economic, and investment deals, and revealed his ambition to increase two-way trade to 5 billion USD from 2 billion USD during his tenure in Vietn Nam.— VNA/VNS