Vietnam and Trinidad & Tobago establish diplomatic ties

VOV.VN - Vietnam and Trinidad & Tobago have officially established diplomat relations following the signing of a Joint Communiqué to this effect in New York on January 1.

On behalf of the two governments, Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, head of the Vietnamese Delegation to the United Nations, and Ambassador Dennis Francis, head of the Delegation of Trinidad & Tobago to the United Nations, signed the document.

Both sides agreed to exchange diplomatic representatives at the ambassadorial level under the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

The Joint Communiqué was then sent to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for circulation at the United Nations.

The same day, Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang had an exchange with Ambassador Dennis Francis Smith, discussing measures to promote cooperation between the two countries. The two sides expressed their delight at the official establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, which they said would open up opportunities for increasing multifaceted cooperation.

They agreed to continue sharing information to explore the potential and strengths of cooperation between the two countries, especially in the fields of oil and gas exploitation, tourism and agriculture. The two ambassadors also affirmed to strengthen close coordination at the United Nations and other multilateral forums.

Ambassador Dennis Francis Smith highly appreciated the potential for cooperation between the two countries, emphasizing that Trinidad & Tobago has cooperated with Vietnam within the multilateral framework of the United Nations and it would like to foster bilateral cooperation with Vietnam in various fields of common interest, such as agriculture, fishing, energy, technology, tourism, culture, as well as people-to-people exchanges.

Vietnam has so far established diplomatic relations with all 35 countries in the Americas and 192 countries in the world, including 190 out of 193 United Nations member countries.

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