President: Creating Favorable Conditions for Foreign Ambassadors in Vietnam
|President welcomes newly accredited foreign ambassador of Sierra Leone Ernest Mbaimba Ndomahina. Photo: VNA
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc received the ambassadors of Sierra Leone, Nepal, Guatemala, the Maldives, and the Dominican Republic, who came to present their credentials, in Hanoi on March 9, according to VNA.
Talking to Ambassador of Sierra Leone Ernest Mbaimba Ndomahina, the host leader expressed his belief that the diplomat will help lift the two countries’ relations to a new height, especially in economy and trade and further tap into their huge potential.
Vietnam always attaches importance to and wishes to promote ties with Sierra Leone in all aspects, from politics, diplomacy, to agriculture, science-technology, and trade, and enhance cooperation in multilateral, regional, and international issues, he stated.
The new ambassador pledged that during his term, he will do his utmost to foster Vietnam-Sierra Leone relations in an increasingly fruitful manner.
On the evening of October 14, 2021 (local time), President of the Republic of Sierra Leone Dr. Julius Maada Bio had visited the Vietnam Exhibition Hall at EXPO 2020 Dubai and expressed his wish to visit Vietnam.
During the last 18 years, the exports of Vietnam to Sierra Leone have increased at an annualized rate of 14.6%, from $854,000 in 2000 to $9.9 million in 2018.
|President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (centre) and Ambassador of Sierra Leone Ernest Mbaimba Ndomahina (third from left) at the meeting on March 9. Photo: VNA
At the meeting with Nepalese Ambassador Ganesh Prasad Dhakal, President Phuc noted Vietnam always treasures cooperation with Nepal, noting with satisfaction the flourishing bilateral relations in the recent past.
He said he hopes the ambassador will make all-out efforts to contribute to the two countries’ partnership, and that both sides should tighten links in such fields as cultural exchange, tourism, and especially trade, which is still low.
|Nepalese Ambassador Ganesh Prasad Dhakal (R) presents his credentials to President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on March 9. Photo: VNA
|President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (centre) and Ambassador of Nepal Ganesh Prasad Dhakal. Photo: VNA
Dhakal noted Vietnam and Nepal boast long-standing relations and many cultural and religious similarities, which are favorable conditions for their people to increase exchange and joint programs in the time ahead.
As Nepal is about to unveil a new airport, he expressed his hope that Vietnamese airlines will consider opening direct air routes to his country, thus promoting cooperation activities, including tourism and people-to-people exchange.
The Vietnam and Nepal relationship has been constantly strengthened and consolidated after 47 years the two countries set up diplomatic ties (May 1975-2022).
|President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) receives Ambassador of Guatemala Carlos Humberto Jiménez Licona on March 9. Photo: VNA
Welcoming Carlos Humberto Jiménez Licona assuming his role as Ambassador of Guatemala, President Phuc said Vietnam holds much trade and investment potential, a good condition for reinforcing ties with Guatemala.
The two countries should work more closely with each other at multilateral, regional, and international forums, as well as in peacekeeping and sustainable development issues, he recommended, highlighting the importance of their businesses’ partnership.
The State leader affirmed that Vietnam’s ministries, sectors, and agencies will create the best possible conditions for the ambassador to fulfill his duties so as to step up all-around ties between Vietnam and Guatemala.
For his part, Licona pledged to help develop bilateral cooperation in a more substantive and effective manner to meet the expectations of the two nations' people.
This year marks 29 years of Vietnam – Guatemala relations (1993 - 2022).
|President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) receives Ambassador of the Maldives Mohamed Jinah on March 9. Photo: VNA
Receiving Ambassador of the Maldives Mohamed Jinah, President Phuc held that the two countries share similarities in economic development directions, especially in terms of tourism, which is a favorable condition for them to bolster ties in the coming time.
With the sound political and diplomatic relations, the countries need to boost mutual visits, especially at high levels, facilitate trade and investment links between their enterprises, and enhance collaboration in navigation and climate change response, which are issues of common concern, according to the Vietnamese leader.
Jinah said he hopes to have working sessions with Vietnamese ministries and sectors soon in order to promote the cooperation projects in the fields each country is strong at, particularly trade, investment, infrastructure development, agriculture, waste treatment, energy, and people-to-people exchange.
In 2020, the Vietnamese Ambassador to Sri Lanka had presented aid worth USD 20,000 from the Vietnamese Government to help the Government and people of the Maldives fight the Covid-19 pandemic, at a ceremony in Colombo in the presence of Maldivian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Omar Addul Razak.
|Ambassador of the Dominican Republic Jaime Yorquis Francisco Rodriguez presents his letter of credential to President Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Photo: VNA
Applauding the Dominican Republic’s plan to open an embassy in Vietnam, President Phuc told Ambassador Jaime Yorquis Francisco Rodriguez that it will be an important event in the two countries' relations.
He expressed his hope that the diplomat will help develop their countries’ relations in an increasingly comprehensive and effective manner, adding Vietnam and the Dominican Republic hold numerous optimal conditions for strengthening ties across the board.
As bilateral trade remains modest, the host leader recommended both sides exert stronger efforts to raise cooperation effectiveness in all areas, firstly all-level mutual visits, and organize bilateral trade promotion activities.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and relevant agencies of Vietnam will provide the best possible conditions for the ambassador to fulfill his duties, the President noted.
Stressing the solidarity between the two countries' people, Rodriguez said the Government and people of his country are delighted at the coming opening of an embassy in Vietnam, which will create more chances for stepping up multifaceted relations.
|Ambassador of the the Dominican Republic Jaime Yorquis Francisco Rodriguez presents a gift to President Nguyen Xuan Phuc at their meeting on March 9. Photo: VNA
He voiced his hope that Vietnam will also open its embassy in the Dominican Republic soon, and that the two countries’ cooperation will keep thriving in the post-pandemic period as the Dominican Republic has a strong economy in Central America.
The ambassador added he believes that with its strong development momentum, Vietnam will reap even greater achievements in the future.
In 2018, a bust of Juan Bosch (1909 – 2001), leader of the national liberation movement in Latin America and first President of the Dominican Republic, had been inaugurated at Hoa Binh Park in Hanoi.
The Caribbean island also had built a park named after Ho Chi Minh and a bust of the late Vietnamese President in the capital of Santo Domingo.
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