The president hosted the newly accredited ambassadors of the Netherlands, Hungary, Australia and Luxembourg.

Vietnam, September 19-

Ho Ni – President Nguyen Xuan Phuc held private receptions in Ha Noi on Monday, when the ambassadors of the Netherlands, Hungary, Australia and Luxembourg arrived to present their credentials.

President Phuc, who received Dutch Ambassador Kees van Bar, thanked the Netherlands for providing one million doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Viet Nam.

He urged the European country to invest heavily in the high-tech and port sectors in Viet Nam with the aim of increasing bilateral trade to 30 billion US dollars during the ambassador’s tenure under the comprehensive bilateral partnership.

He thanked the Netherlands for its support of Vietnam’s candidacy for membership in the United Nations Human Rights Council for the period 2023-2025.

On this occasion, he suggested that the Netherlands and the European Union support the ASEAN position on Vietnam and the protection of the rule of law in the seas and oceans; Maintaining peace, stability, freedom of flight and navigation, safety and security in the South China Sea; and 1982 United Nations peaceful settlement of disputes in accordance with international law, including the Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

For his part, Jess van Bar said water management and response to climate change should be among the priorities of bilateral relations. He wanted to boost bilateral trade and investment and encouraged Dutch companies to operate effectively in Vietnam.

As 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, Dutch companies are working with Viet Nam to hold seminars and conferences to share their experiences in responding to climate change. He added that the Netherlands would press for the European Union to withdraw its “yellow-based” warning on Vietnamese seafood.

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President Vuc, who met Hungarian Ambassador Tibor Balochti, accepted the diplomats’ proposal to encourage comprehensive visits after Hungary became Viet Nam’s first comprehensive partner in Central and Eastern Europe in 2018.

The President expressed the hope that Hungary would provide additional scholarships for Vietnamese students and would remain a partner with Viet Nam in official development assistance.

For his part, Tibor wanted to promote high-level visits and people-to-people exchanges, including producing and screening a film on bilateral friendship and promoting trade and investment cooperation.

With nearly 900 Vietnamese students studying in Hungary, he expressed the hope that they would follow in the footsteps of previous generations in establishing long-term relationships.

In a meeting with Australian Ambassador Andrew John Lech Golidzinowski, the President expressed his happiness with the introduction of the Viet Nam Australia Center in Viet Nam.

He suggested that Australia create favorable conditions for its Vietnamese community and simplify procedures for Vietnamese students to return to the country, while promoting cooperation in people-to-people exchange, response to climate change, energy transition, digital economy, and high-tech agriculture.

President Phuc intends to intensify bilateral cooperation in the areas of trade, investment, national security, agriculture and labor during his term of office.

The Head of State took the opportunity to thank Australia for donating 22.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Việt Nam, the second largest donor of COVID-19 vaccine to the Southeast Asian country.

The ambassador said Australia intends to develop the bilateral relationship into a comprehensive strategic partnership and to further deepen the relationship in the field of health.

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On this occasion, he handed over the invitation of the Australian Governor-General to President Fock to visit the country.

Welcoming Luxembourg Ambassador Patrick Hammer, President Phuc emphasized Viet Nam’s friendship and cooperation with Luxembourg in its comprehensive relations with the European Union.

Việt Nam wants to cooperate with Luxembourg in various fields such as green development, education, training and high technology.

The president proposed the mandate of Vietnam, the European country, to the United Nations Human Rights Council for the period 2023-25, and has worked closely with Vietnam to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations next year.

Hummer agreed to the president’s proposal to strengthen trade and investment relations between the two sides, particularly in the green economy.

Expressing his gratitude for Viet Nam’s support for Luxembourg’s candidacy for the UN Human Rights Council for the period 2022-2024, the ambassador said his country supports Viet Nam in multilateral fora to secure a seat on the Council for the period 2023-25. term. . – VNS

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