Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Tuesday held separate meetings in Hanoi with the outgoing Chinese Ambassador and new Egyptian and Thai Ambassadors, focusing on measures to promote ties between their respective countries and Vietnam.
At the meeting with Chinese Ambassador Kong Xuanyou, PM Dung suggested both nations closely follow basic guiding principles in the settlement of maritime issues and international law, especially the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and the spirit of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea.
The Vietnamese government leader also expressed his hope for close coordination to implement agreements already reached by Vietnamese and Chinese leaders.
Kong told his host that he will do his best, in any role he will hold, to foster neighborliness and friendship between the two nations.
During the reception for Thai Ambassador Panyarak Poolthup, PM Dung stated his belief that Thailand will stabilize its situation soon.
The Vietnamese leader also recommended Vietnam and Thailand develop win-win partnerships in potential areas.
The Thai diplomat pledged to work closely with relevant units to nurture all-round connections, particularly in economics, trade, investment and agriculture, with Vietnam.
At his reception for Egyptian Ambassador Boutros Hanna, PM Dung said the two countries should strengthen their cooperation at regional and global forums.
The Vietnamese premier also voiced his hope that the new ambassador will actively contribute to boosting comprehensive cooperation between Egypt and Vietnam.