President hosts newly-accredited ambassadors
VGP - President Vo Van Thuong on May 24 received credentials from Ambassadors of Qatar, Brazil, Slovenia, Portugal, Estonia and Guinea.
At his reception for Qatari Ambassador Khalid Ali Abdullah Abel, Vo said he hopes to welcome the Emir of Qatar to visit Viet Nam this year, thereby creating a breakthrough for the friendship and cooperation between the two countries.
He underlined the need for the two countries to promote collaboration in areas where Qatar has strengths and Viet Nam has needs such as oil and gas, renewable energy, electric cars and production of agricultural products.
He pledged that Viet Nam will create favorable conditions for Qatari businesses and investment funds to invest in the Southeast Asian country.
The Qatari ambassador said will make efforts to promote the implementation of these agreements, adding that he wishes to bring agricultural products and laborers from Viet Nam to the Qatari market.
Welcoming Brazilian Ambassador Marco Farani, the President affirmed that Viet Nam always attaches importance to and wishes to further strengthen the friendship and comprehensive partnership with Brazil, one of its leading important partners in Latin America.
Viet Nam is ready to cooperate with Brazil to discuss the opening of each other's agricultural markets, he said, adding that the country is willing to act as a bridge to strengthen relations between ASEAN and Brazil as well as between ASEAN and the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR).
At a meeting with Slovenian Ambassador Alenka Suhadolnik, the State leader suggested that the two sides continue to strengthen the exchange of high-level delegations and contacts, especially in next year when the two countries celebrate the 30th anniversary of their diplomatic ties.
Receiving Portuguese Ambassador João Weistein, the Vietnamese leader asked the ambassador to promote twinning relations between the two countries' localities.
He recommended Portugal continue to push other EU countries to soon ratify the EU-Viet Nam Investment Protection Agreement and push the European Commission (EC) to soon remove the illegal, unreported or unregulated fishing (IUU) yellow card imposed on Vietnamese seafood products.
He also proposed the two countries promote cooperation in tourism, cultural, people-to-people and sports exchanges to enhance understanding between the two peoples.
Talking to Estonian Ambassador Hannes Hanso, the President proposed the two sides strengthen the exchange of delegations at all levels and continue to support each other at international organizations and forums.
He expected that Estonia will support Viet Nam in training personnel in IT, digital transformation and cyber security, adding that Viet Nam is also ready to receive Estonian students to study here.
The Estonian diplomat said his country has a lot of experience in digitization and building e-Government with about 3,600 online connection services. Therefore, he hoped that the two countries will focus on promoting cooperation in this field. He also wishes the two sides to cooperate more closely in the fields of education, health and IT.
Meeting Ambassador of Guinea Aminata Koita, the Vietnamese State leader asked the two sides to promote cooperation in the agricultural sector, an area of Viet Nam's strength.
During the meetings, Vo highly valued the countries' support for Viet Nam's and ASEAN's principled stance on the East Sea issues as well as the peaceful settlement of disputes in the waters in respect for international law, including the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), thus maintaining security, safety and freedom of navigation and overflight in the East Sea./.