On August 13, Vietnamese Ambassador to Indonesia Pham Vinh Quang presented his letter of credence to President Widodo in Jakarta.
At a meeting with the Indonesian leader, Quang briefed him on the extensive and effective development of the strategic partnership established in 2013 and the implementation of the action programme for 2014-2018.
With big populations and as major economies in the region, Vietnam and Indonesia boast huge potential for stronger economic cooperation, the Vietnamese diplomat said while affirming that the Vietnamese Government has always offered favourable conditions for long-term and effective operations of foreign investors, including those from Indonesia.
He suggested the President and the Indonesian Government continue to incentivize Indonesian businesses to expand business and partnerships in Vietnam, thus making bilateral ties being on a par with its full potential.
On the occasion, the ambassador wished Indonesia successful organisation of the ASEAN Leaders’ Gathering (ALG), and the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund-World Bank Group next October, adding that Vietnam will dispatch a delegation to the events.
President Widodo, in turn, showed his elation at the bilateral relations and congratulated Vietnam on its recent socio-economic development.
He wished Vietnam success in hosting the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Hanoi from September 11-13, saying he is looking forward to discussing bilateral and multilateral issues with Vietnamese leaders as part of his forthcoming visit.
He said he hopes that the signing of new agreements during the Indonesian President’s Vietnam visit would contribute to boosting bilateral ties and affirmed that the Indonesian Government and business community desire to augment all-around cooperation with Vietnam.
He believed the two nations will increase their mutual support and collaboration in dealing with regional and international issues, thereby helping to maintain peace, stability, and prosperity in the region and the wider world.
The President congratulated Ambassador Quang on taking his mission at a significant timing of bilateral relations, while hoping that the diplomat will make positive contributions to the substantial, effective and comprehensive development of the Vietnam-Indonesia strategic partnership.