State President receives new Spanish, Yemen Ambassadors

State President Tran Dai Quang hosted separate receptions on July 13 for the newly-accredited Ambassadors of Spain and Yemen who came to present credential letters to him.

Welcoming Spanish Ambassador Jesus Figo Lopez Palop, State President Quang affirmed that Vietnam treasures and wants to intensify its friendship and multifaceted cooperation with Spain � an important member of the European Union.

He said he is glad with positive growth in bilateral trade ties, at an annual average 15% during 2010-15. However, Spain's investment into Viet Nam remains modest, with US$88.55 million in 60 projects, which does not match potential and strength of the EU's fourth biggest economy.

Therefore, to further boost the two countries' multifaceted collaboration, State President Quang proposed more meetings and visits at all levels, while asking for the early building of an action program as a framework for bilateral cooperation.

He stressed economic cooperation in the fields of Spain's strengths and Viet Nam's priority such as renewable energy, infrastructure cooperation, tourism, and hi-tech agriculture.

He suggested that the two sides continue working closely together to organize activities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic ties in 2017.

State President Quang showed his hope that the two sides will soon implement their strategic partnership, including the economic, trade and investment agreement signed in May this year, thus laying a firm foundation for the development of bilateral trade ties.

The two sides should also continue coordinate closely at international forums, especially the UN, ASEM, and ASEAN-EU partnership, he said, asking for Spain's support for Viet Nam's run for the position of a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2020-2021 tenure, and Ambassador Pham Sanh Chau's candidacy as UNESCO General Director for the 2017-2021 tenure.

The State, Government and ministries of Viet Nam will create favorable conditions for the diplomat to fulfill his tasks, he stated.

For his part, Ambassador Palop expressed her belief that the strategic partnership between Spain and Viet Nam will continue to thrive.

The stressed the significance of regular exchange of high-ranking delegations between the two countries, while underlining the cooperation prospect in economy, trade and energy.

She said she belief that Viet Nam will succeed in its run for a seat at the UN Security Council for the 2020-2021 period and Ambassador Pham Sanh Chau's candidacy for the post of UNESCO General Director.

At a meeting with Yemen Ambassador Adel Mohamed Ali Ba Hamid, President Tran Dai Quang said that Viet Nam will create optimal conditions for the diplomat to fulfill his tasks.

Viet Nam will always bear in mind the whole-hearted support of Yemen during its struggle for national independence and reunification, he stated, highlighting that Viet Nam always treasures the all-round ties with Yemen and keen on further boosting the ties in the future.

On the occasion, President Tran Dai Quang said he hopes Yemen will soon stabilize its internal situation through dialogues. Viet Nam hopes for a Yemen of peace, with its people enjoying a stable, prosperous life, he said.

Ambassador Adel Mohamed Ali Ba Hamid briefed his host on the domestic situation of Yemen and current difficulties of the country. He affirmed that Yemen is interested in boosting bilateral relations, especially in economy and trade

Source: Online Newspaper of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

State President receives new Spanish, Yemen Ambassadors

State President Tran Dai Quang hosted separate receptions on July 13 for the newly-accredited Ambassadors of Spain and Yemen who came to present credential letters to him.

Welcoming Spanish Ambassador Jesus Figo Lopez Palop, State President Quang affirmed that Vietnam treasures and wants to intensify its friendship and multifaceted cooperation with Spain � an important member of the European Union.

He said he is glad with positive growth in bilateral trade ties, at an annual average 15% during 2010-15. However, Spain's investment into Viet Nam remains modest, with US$88.55 million in 60 projects, which does not match potential and strength of the EU's fourth biggest economy.

Therefore, to further boost the two countries' multifaceted collaboration, State President Quang proposed more meetings and visits at all levels, while asking for the early building of an action program as a framework for bilateral cooperation.

He stressed economic cooperation in the fields of Spain's strengths and Viet Nam's priority such as renewable energy, infrastructure cooperation, tourism, and hi-tech agriculture.

He suggested that the two sides continue working closely together to organize activities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic ties in 2017.

State President Quang showed his hope that the two sides will soon implement their strategic partnership, including the economic, trade and investment agreement signed in May this year, thus laying a firm foundation for the development of bilateral trade ties.

The two sides should also continue coordinate closely at international forums, especially the UN, ASEM, and ASEAN-EU partnership, he said, asking for Spain's support for Viet Nam's run for the position of a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2020-2021 tenure, and Ambassador Pham Sanh Chau's candidacy as UNESCO General Director for the 2017-2021 tenure.

The State, Government and ministries of Viet Nam will create favorable conditions for the diplomat to fulfill his tasks, he stated.

For his part, Ambassador Palop expressed her belief that the strategic partnership between Spain and Viet Nam will continue to thrive.

The stressed the significance of regular exchange of high-ranking delegations between the two countries, while underlining the cooperation prospect in economy, trade and energy.

She said she belief that Viet Nam will succeed in its run for a seat at the UN Security Council for the 2020-2021 period and Ambassador Pham Sanh Chau's candidacy for the post of UNESCO General Director.

At a meeting with Yemen Ambassador Adel Mohamed Ali Ba Hamid, President Tran Dai Quang said that Viet Nam will create optimal conditions for the diplomat to fulfill his tasks.

Viet Nam will always bear in mind the whole-hearted support of Yemen during its struggle for national independence and reunification, he stated, highlighting that Viet Nam always treasures the all-round ties with Yemen and keen on further boosting the ties in the future.

On the occasion, President Tran Dai Quang said he hopes Yemen will soon stabilize its internal situation through dialogues. Viet Nam hopes for a Yemen of peace, with its people enjoying a stable, prosperous life, he said.

Ambassador Adel Mohamed Ali Ba Hamid briefed his host on the domestic situation of Yemen and current difficulties of the country. He affirmed that Yemen is interested in boosting bilateral relations, especially in economy and trade

Source: Online Newspaper of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam