President Vo Van Thuong receives credentials from newly-accredited ambassadors
President Vo Van Thuong hosted separate receptions in Ha Noi on January 29 for new Ambassadors of Poland, Spain and Bangladesh to Viet Nam.
He wished that the diplomat would facilitate the exchange of all-level delegations and promote the role of existing bilateral cooperation mechanisms. He also suggested both coutries reinforce collaboration across education-training, tourism, culture, and people-to-people exchange and expand cooperation to other fronts.
Additionally, he also hoped for greater interactions between Vietnamese and Polish citizens, encouraging more visits, study trips, and experience sharing between the two countries.
Surdej, for his part, expressed a desire for stronger coordination in economy, public policy, labor, and science and geology, alongside culture and art, especially in music.
During a reception for Spanish Ambassador Carmen Cano De Lasala, Vo proposed that both countries nurture political trust, diplomatic ties and promote high-level visits and exchanges.
In his view, leveraging cooperation mechanisms such as the EU-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Viet Nam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) will further increase two-way trade in the future.
The President also suggested further pushing forward cooperation across education, sci-tech, culture, sport and people-to-people exchange.
The Spanish Ambassador said the two countries are now in a very favorable stage to boost bilateral ties, especially in 2024 when they celebrate the 15th anniversary of strategic partnership toward the future.
Spain wishes to cultivate cultural and people-to-people exchanges, welcome more Vietnamese to visit, study and work in the country, she said.
Hosting a reception for Bangladeshi Ambassador Mohammad Lutfor Rahman, the Vietnamese leader suggested both countries' relevant agencies foster exchanges and mutual support for development as the two economies share similarities.
Viet Nam is ready to serve as a bridge for Bangladesh to advance cooperation with ASEAN and hopes that Bangladesh will support the bloc's common stance on global and regional issues, he said.
Wishing for the further sharing of experience for development, the ambassador said Bangladesh expects to further fortify cooperation with Viet Nam, especially in agriculture, education, information and communication technology, cybersecurity, and launch of direct flights to boost people-to-people exchange./.