President Welcomes New Ambassadors of Uruguay, Finland, Austria

8:36:35 AM | 10/1/2021

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Wednesday hosted separate receptions for the Ambassadors of Uruguay, Finland and Austria who came to present their credentials.

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Ambassador of Uruguay Raul Juan Pollak Giampietro. (Photo: VNA)

Receiving Ambassador of Uruguay Raul Juan Pollak Giampietro, President Nguyen affirmed that Viet Nam treasures its partnership with Uruguay and wished that the two countries would further strengthen cooperation and facilitate the exchange of all-level delegations.

Giampietro vowed to do his best to lift bilateral ties and hoped that two-way trade will double the current figure.

Uruguay also wants to cooperate with Viet Nam in climate change, poverty reduction and other fields, he said, adding that he hoped Viet Nam will consider opening an embassy in the South American country.

President Phuc, for his part, said Viet Nam will soon open its embassy in Uruguay suggested both sides create favourable conditions for Viet Nam’s products to access the Uruguay market. He also proposed Uruguay assist Viet Nam in penetrating the MERCOSUR market and affirmed that Viet Nam is ready to help Uruguay access ASEAN and markets.

The State leader proposed offering all possible support for the two countries’ business communities to explore business and investment opportunities as well as maintaining mutual support and coordination at multilateral forums.

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Ambassador of Finland Keijo Ensio Norvanto

Meeting Ambassador of Finland Keijo Ensio Norvanto, President Phuc affirmed that Viet Nam attaches importance to ties with Finland.

He suggested Finland fully tap trade and investment opportunities from the European Union – Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), soon approve the EU – Viet Nam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA), and urge the EU to remove of yellow card warning against Viet Nam’s seafood.

The President expected Finland to increase investment in hi-tech, telecommunications, digital economy, renewable energy and environment in Viet Nam. He also asked the ambassador to convey his invitation to the Finnish President to visit Viet Nam soon.

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L)  receives credentials from Ambassador of Austria Hans-Peter Glanzer

In his meeting with Ambassador of Austria Hans-Peter Glanzer, the President said Viet Nam always treasures traditional and multifaceted collaboration with Austria.

He held that both countries need to boost two-way trade and suggested the European country soon ratify the EVIPA. The State leader also thanked the Austrian Government for providing official development assistance for Viet Nam over the past years.

On the occasion, President Phuc conveyed his invitation to the President and the Prime Minister of Austria to visit Viet Nam when conditions allow.

Source: VNA