President Tran Dai Quang and Moroccan Ambassador El Houcine Fardani (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - President Tran Dai Quang has acknowledged contributions made by Moroccan Ambassador El Houcine Fardani to promoting friendship and all-around cooperation between Vietnam and Morocco over the last ten years.

At a reception in Hanoi on September 14 for the ambassador, who is ending his tenure in Vietnam, President Quang also appreciated the diplomat’s role as the head of the diplomatic corps in Hanoi.
The President thanked Moroccan King Mohammed VI for his invitation to attend the 22nd Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 22) in Morocco in November this year.

He praised Morocco as one of the leading countries in Africa in committing to dealing with climate change, especially in clean energy development, and affirmed Vietnam’s determination to realise sustainable development goals relating to environmental protection and climate change adaptation.

President Quang thanked Morocco for supporting Vietnam’s candidacy for a non - permanent seat on the UN Security Council, and for seats on the UN Socio-economic Council and the UNESCO’s Executive Council. At the same time, he asked the African country to support Vietnam’s candidacy for the post of UNESCO General Director for 2017-2021, a seat on the International Law Commission and re-election to the Executive Council of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 2017-2020.

He called for closer coordination between the two countries at regional and global forums, and in the South-South Cooperation Mechanism and Non-Aligned Movement.

For his part, Ambassador El Houcine Fardani expressed his joy at Vietnam’s socio-economic development achievements, saying that Vietnam has become a model for developing countries.

He affirmed that he will continue making more contributions to the Morocco-Vietnam relationship.-VNA