|Lao Ambassador Phonsavan Phomvihane (R) presents the credentials to the Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang
HA NOI (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang welcomed newly-accredited ambassadors from Laos, the Republic of Ghana and the Republic of Macedonia who presented their credentials to the Vietnamese State leader in Ha Noi yesterday.
Receiving Lao Ambassador Phonsavan Phomvihane, the President suggested the two countries review their past co-operation efforts and chart a collaboration plan for the next five years, bringing practical benefits to both sides.
Ambassador Phonsavan Phomvihane voiced his hope for more assistance from Viet Nam, especially when the two countries are preparing for their Party Congresses and meetings between the two Political Bureaus and Governments in 2016, at which time Laos will serve as ASEAN Chair.
At a meeting with Ghana Ambassador Benjamin Clement Eghan, the President proposed that the two countries further their collaboration in other spheres like telecommunications and agriculture.
The Ghana ambassador noted that Ghana hoped to exchange experiences with the country in implementing the UN Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals.
He called on Viet Nam to join Ghana's initiative for the South-South Cooperation Exchange Mechanism, an initiative aimed at strengthening exchanges and collaboration between developing countries in the fields of environment and sustainable development.
The Ambassador said Ghana would establish an honorary consul mechanism in Viet Nam in the near future to facilitate the travel and information sharing between the two countries' businesses.
Welcoming Macedonia Ambassador Ilija Isajlovski, President Sang said the increased exchange of high-ranking delegations is important in the promotion of multi-faceted co-operation between the two countries.
He urged the two countries' relevant agencies to actively prepare for the upcoming visit to Viet Nam by the Macedonia President, saying that the trip would usher in a new chapter for bilateral relations.
The host suggested that both sides review and supplement documents to create a legal framework that facilitates the operation of their enterprises.
Ambassador Ilija Isajlovski proposed opening representative offices of the chambers of commerce and industry in the respective countries to promote economic, trade and investment links. —VNS