President greets incoming ambassadors

President Truong Tan Sang welcomed newly accredited ambassadors from Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia who presented their credentials to the Vietnamese State leader in Hanoi on March 26.

Thai Ambassador Manopchai Vongphakdi pledged to do his utmost to tighten relations between the two countries. 

Indonesian Ambassador Ibnu Hadi S.E.M. E.C expressed hope to receive support from the Government, ministries and sectors of Vietnam to raise the bilateral trade value between Vietnam and Indonesia to US$10 billion by 2018. 

Filippino Ambassador Noel Eugene Eusebio M. Servigon said he will contribute to realise the cooperation agreements between Vietnam and the Philippines, not only in national defence, but also in economics, cultures, and particularly the celebration of the 40 th anniversary of the nations’ diplomatic ties. 

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Coming back to Vietnam after 20 years, Malaysian Ambassador Mohd Zamruni Bin Khalid committed to work to boost the economic, trade and investment relations between the two nations. 

For his part, the President hailed the fruitful and effective cooperation mechanisms between Vietnam and Thailand, adding the two nations need to work together more closely to promote their roles in ASEAN and the Mekong sub-region. 

President Sang expressed his belief that Indonesia will continue its active contribution to building the ASEAN Community and hoped that the country will invest more in Vietnam. 

He also called on the country to cooperate with Vietnam in settling disputes in the East Sea, in accordance with international law. 

The President suggested Vietnam and the Philippines foster their cooperation not only in the ASEAN bloc but also in international forums. 

He attached significance to the establishment of the strategic partnership between Vietnam and Malaysia, saying that it will contribute to regional development, and to the two countries’ bilateral relations at international and regional forums. 

The President expressed hope that the trade value between Vietnam and Malaysia will reach US$20 billion by 2020. 

He also called for continuing the cooperation in labour and national defence.

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