President receives newly-accredited ambassadors
VGP - President Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted receptions for Ambassadors of the Netherlands, Hungary, Australia and Luxembourg who came to present their credentials in Ha Noi on September 19.
Receiving Dutch Ambassador Kees Van Baar, President Nguyen thanked the Netherlands for providing Viet Nam with 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses.
He suggested the European nation increase investment in hi-tech and seaport sectors in Viet Nam and raise two-way trade to US$30 billion during the ambassador's tenure.
He thanked the Netherlands for its support for Viet Nam's candidacy for the United Nations Human Rights Council for the 2023-2025 tenure and noted that Viet Nam backs the Netherlands' bid for a seat at the council for the 2024-2026 term.
Nguyen asked the Netherlands and the European Union to back the stance of Viet Nam and ASEAN on protecting law abidance at seas and oceans.
Kees Van Baar, for his part, wished to enhance bilateral trade and investment and encourage Dutch firms to operate effectively in Viet Nam.
As 2023 marks the 50th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties, he said, adding that Dutch firms will work with Viet Nam to hold seminars and conferences to share experience in climate change response.
The Netherlands will also push for the EU's lifting of a "yellow card" warning on Vietnamese seafood, he affirmed.
At the meeting with Hungarian Ambassador Baloghdi Tibor, the State leader hoped that Hungary will provide more scholarships for Vietnamese students and continue partnering with Viet Nam in the supply of official development assistance.
Tibor, for his part, wished to promote high-level visits and people-to-people exchanges, including completing and screening a film on the bilateral friendship as well as boosting trade and investment cooperation.
During his reception for Australian Ambassador Andrew John Lech Goledznowski, the President suggested Australia create favorable conditions for its Vietnamese community, and simplify procedures for Vietnamese students to return to the country, while reinforcing people-to-people exchanges, cooperation in climate change response, energy transition, digital economy and hi-tech agriculture.
The State leader took this occasion to thank Australia for providing Viet Nam with 22.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, becoming the second biggest donor of COVID-19 vaccines for the Southeast Asian country.
The ambassador said Australia wants to upgrade bilateral ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership, and further deepen ties in healthcare.
On the occasion, he conveyed the Australian Governor-General's invitation to the Vietnamese President to visit the country.
At the meeting with Ambassador of Luxembourg Patrick Hemmer, the State leader emphasized that Viet Nam wants to cooperate with Luxembourg in various fields such as green development, education-training and hi-tech.
The President suggested the European nation back Viet Nam's bid for a seat in the UN Human Rights Council for the 2023-2025 tenure and work closely with Viet Nam to celebrate the 50th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties next year.
Hemmer agreed with the President's proposal to lift two-way trade and investment ties, especially in green economy.
He expressed thanks to Viet Nam for its support for Luxembourg's candidacy for the UN Human Rights Council in the 2022-2024 term, adding that his country will back Viet Nam at multilateral forums and its bid for a seat in the council for the 2023-2025 tenure./.