Australian Governor General starts State visit to Viet Nam
VGP - Governor-General of Australia General David Hurley and his spouse on Monday starts four-day State visit to Viet Nam at the invitation of Vietnamese President Vo Van Thuong.
This is the third visit to Viet Nam by heads of State of Australia and it holds a lot of symbolic importance amid the 50th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic relations, said Australian Ambassador to Viet Nam Andrew Goledzinowski.
The visit is part of activities to mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries (1973-2023).
President Vo Van Thuong is expected to host official welcome ceremony for and hold talks with Governor-General Hurley at the Presidential Palace on April 4.
Governor-General Hurley will meet with senior Vietnamese leaders, including Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, and National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue.
He will also attend a variety of events to mark 50 years of bilateral diplomacy between Viet Nam and Australia.
Hurley's visit will serve to really amplify that and to consolidate the strategic trust that exists between two countries, at the people-to-people level but also at the highest level, Ambassador Goledzinowski added.