Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong hosted a ceremony to receive letters of credence from the ambassadors of ten countries in Hanoi on Wednesday, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
Popularly known as diplomatic credentials, the letter is addressed from one head of state to another and presented personally by the ambassador to the receiving head of state to mark the start of the ambassadorship.
During the formal ceremony at the Presidential Palace in the Vietnamese capital, Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong received credentials from the ambassadors of Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Colombia, Kazakhstan, Australia, Armenia, Morocco, India, Germany, and Malaysia.
After the ceremony, the state president held talks with the diplomats, welcoming them to carry out their duties in Vietnam.
|Vietnam’s General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong (R) stands alongside Nam Shariffah Norhana Syed Mustaffa, Malaysia’s Ambassdor, in Hanoi, August 7, 2019. Photo: Vietnam News Agency|
General Secretary Trong underlined the important roles of the ambassadors as the ‘bridges’ to connect Vietnam and their respective countries.
He asserted that Vietnam always creates favorable conditions for them to fulfil their duties in the Southeast Asian nation.
The relations between Vietnam and the ambassadors’ countries are positively developing, the Vietnamese head of state said, adding that such relations would further advance in the future thanks in part to the diplomats’ contributions.
|Vietnam’s General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong receives credentials from Guido Hildner, Germany’s Ambassador, in Hanoi, August 7, 2019. Photo: Vietnam News Agency|
Vietnam has spurred its reform and seen advancement in many fields, while maintaining social and political stability, high economic growth, robust security and defense, and good foreign relations, he said.
Valuable support and cooperation from international friends, especially those in Southeast Asia and nations that have a close relationship with Vietnam, have helped the country achieve such success, the state president noted.
General Secretary Trong emphasized that Vietnam would consistently proceed with its foreign policy of independence, peace, cooperation and development, multilateralism, active international integration, and a willingness to be a reliable friend and partner of all countries.
|Vietnam’s General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong (R), stands alongside Robyn Louise Mudie, Australia’s Ambassador, in Hanoi, August 7, 2019. Photo: Vietnam News Agency|
The Southeast Asian nation has joined most of the multilateral cooperative organizations in the region and the world, exemplified by its chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in 2020 and its non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the 2020-21 tenure.
Vietnam has successfully organized many international conferences for the past time.
State President Trong extended his thanks to the ten aforementioned countries’ cooperation and support that have assisted Vietnam in fulfilling its responsibilities toward the region and the world.
|Vietnam’s General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong (R) stands alongside Saud F.M. Alsuwelim, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador, in Hanoi, August 7, 2019. Photo: Vietnam News Agency|
He also expressed his hope that the ten ambassadors would try their best to be the ‘bridges’ between Vietnam and their countries and help foster the ties between Vietnam and other nations.
The Vietnamese head of state expected that the ambassadors’ terms in Vietnam would become their good memories, while nurturing a good relationship between Vietnam and their respective countries.
General Secretary Trong sent his best regards to the leaders of the diplomats’ nations, and wished the relations between Vietnam and the countries would continue to thrive for the sake of the prosperity of each nation, as well as for peace, friendship, cooperation, and development in the region and the world.