State President welcomes new ambassadors to Vietnam

Source: Pano feed

State President Truong Tan Sang (R) meets with Algerian Ambassador Mohamed Berrah (Photo: VNA)

State President Truong Tan Sang hosted separate receptions for the newly-accredited ambassadors from Peru, Russia, Algeria, and Brazil to Vietnam in Hanoi on March 5.

Receiving Oscar Berninzon, the first Peruvian Ambassador to Vietnam, the President said the early establishment of an inter-governmental mechanism between the two countries will increase current 300 million USD bilateral trade further.

The move also aims to expand bilateral cooperation in various fields such as garment, agriculture and telecommunication, the Ambassador said, noting the military-run Viettel and PetroVietnam are operating in his country.

The State leader expressed his hope that Peru will support Vietnam to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council in the 2020-2021 tenure.

Welcoming Russian Ambassador Konstantin Vnukov, President Truong Tan Sang highlighted the two countries’ recent high political trust, built on the ties developed over the past 65 years.

He hoped for the early signing of a free trade agreement between Vietnam and the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan, which is expected to raise bilateral trade over the current 10 billion USD level.

The Russian diplomat hoped to contribute his efforts to furthering the bilateral collaboration in wide-ranging fields such as trade, oil and gas, nuclear power, and military engineering.

While meeting with Algerian Ambassador Mohamed Berrah, the President recommended the two countries review signed agreements to increase the bilateral trade, which topped 300 million USD currently.

Berrah said the two sides should work together to enhance trade links, open direct flights, and launch cultural weeks in the respective societies.

Receiving Brazilian Ambassador Marco Antonio, President Truong Tan Sang affirmed that Vietnam places importance to cooperation with Brazil .

Enjoying sound political ties, the two countries also boast huge potential for wider economic and tourism cooperation, he said.

The Ambassador said Brazil considers Vietnam one of the most important partners in Asia, and vowed to double his efforts to step up bilateral affiliation in trade, investment and tourism, in particular.-VNA

Đăng ký: VietNam News