Acting President hosts receptions for new Ambassadors to Viet Nam
VGP - Acting President Vo Thi Anh Xuan on February 22 hosted receptions for the Ambassadors of Switzerland, Malaysia and Cambodia to Viet Nam who came to present their credentials.
Receiving Swiss Ambassador Thomas Gass, Vo affirmed that Viet Nam has always attached importance to its traditional friendship and cooperation with Switzerland over the past 50 years.
She proposed the two countries maintain the exchange of delegations at all levels, and continue to closely coordinate with and support each other at multilateral forums and international organizations.
The Acting President also called on Swiss enterprises to do long-term business in Viet Nam, especially in the fields of green growth, digital transformation, circular economy, finance-banking, insurance, manufacturing, hi-tech agriculture, and education-training.
Vo expressed her hope that Switzerland, as the country with an important voice in the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), continue speeding up negotiations on the Viet Nam-EFTA Free Trade Agreement to achieve practical results that are in conformity with the interests of both sides in the coming time.
For his part, Thomas Gass stressed the need to promote collaboration in education and trade, and people-to-people exchanges between Viet Nam and Switzerland, adding that he would help boost Swiss FDI inflows to Viet Nam thanks to the country's favorable investment environment.
* At the reception for Malaysian Ambassador Tan Yang Thai, Vo suggested both sides step up negotiations towards the early signing of a memorandum of understanding on bilateral defense cooperation and work to build a cooperation agreement on ensuring cyber-security.
She asked the two sides to maintain active coordination and mutual support at regional and international forums and organizations such as ASEAN and the United Nations.
The Malaysian Ambassador said that he would coordinate with the authorities of the two countries to organize activities in celebration of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties.
* During her meeting with Cambodian Ambassador to Viet Nam Chea Kimtha, Vo affirmed that Viet Nam always treasures and gives high priority to consolidating and enhancing its traditional friendship and all-around collaboration with Cambodia.
The Acting President asked the two nations to continue working and assisting each other at regional and international forums, for the benefits of the two countries' people, and for the development of ASEAN.
Chea Kimtha vowed to exert efforts to help foster the implementation of the signed cooperation agreement as well as people-to-people exchanges, and intensify communications for the two nations' people, especially youths, to understand more about the bilateral relations and continue developing these ties./.