Mongolian Ambassador Jigjee Sereejav (R) presents his credentials to President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on December 23 (Photo: VNA)
– President Nguyen Xuan Phuc received the ambassadors of Mongolia, Nigeria,
Timor-Leste, and Algeria who came to present their credentials on December 23.
Talking to Mongolian
Ambassador Jigjee Sereejav, the Vietnamese President asked the two
countries to accelerate the signing of a memorandum of understanding on
economic and trade cooperation, facilitate their products' access to each other’s
markets, and open a direct air route early so as to enhance economic, trade,
and tourism links and raise bilateral trade to 100 million USD in the near
He asked Mongolia to
continue supporting ASEAN and Vietnam’s stance on the peaceful settlement of
disputes in the East Sea. He affirmed that ministries and sectors of Vietnam
will help the ambassador fulfill his duties during his term in the country.
In response, the
diplomat pledged utmost efforts to help strengthen the traditional friendship
between the two countries, particularly in economy and people-to-people
Nigerian Ambassador Hassan Adamu Mamaniu (R) presents his credentials to President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (Photo: VNA)
Meeting with Nigerian
Ambassador Hassan Adamu Mamaniu, President Phuc expressed his hope that during
the diplomat’s term, the two countries will coordinate closely to develop
bilateral relations on par with their political resolve and cooperation potential
and increase their annual trade to about 1 billion USD.
The ambassador said
he will exert every effort during his term so as to intensify the countries’ multifaceted
cooperation, noting that Nigeria is ready to send a high-ranking delegation to
Vietnam to reinforce ties.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Timor-Leste Ambassador Olandina Isabel Caeiro Alves (Photo: VNA)
At the meeting with
Ambassador of Timor-Leste Olandina Isabel Caeiro Alves, President Phuc affirmed
that Vietnam wishes to work with Timor-Leste in promoting post-pandemic
sustainable development and bilateral trade.
He held that both
sides should carry out the Joint Committee for Bilateral Cooperation early as stated
in the framework agreement on economic and technical cooperation signed in
April 2010, and coordinate with one another to celebrate the 20th founding anniversary of their diplomatic relations next year.
The leader also asked
the Timor-Leste Government to create favourable conditions for the telecom
group Viettel to operate and encourage other Vietnamese firms to invest there.
The ambassador of Timor-Leste
voiced her hope that she will receive assistance from relevant agencies in
Vietnam, committing all-out efforts to contribute to the countries’
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) receives Algerian Ambassador Abdelhamid Boubazine on December 23 (Photo: VNA)
Ambassador Abdelhamid Boubazine, President Phuc said Vietnam always views
Algeria as a leading partner in Africa, asking the two sides, during the
diplomat’s term, to work more closely with each other to develop their relations
in a more substantive and effective manner.
He asked Boubazine to
help implement existing cooperation mechanisms such as the Inter-Governmental
Committee and the political consultation between the two foreign ministries. He
also called on the two countries to continue coordination and mutual support at
multilateral forums, especially the United Nations and the Non-Aligned Movement,
and step up trade and investment partnerships.
For his part, the
Algerian ambassador noted the countries’ Joint Committee will convene a meeting
to consolidate the legal basis for bilateral cooperation, adding that his embassy
will organise an Algerian culture week in Vietnam and many other activities so
as to help deepen mutual understanding on the occasion of the 60th founding anniversary of their diplomatic relations./.