Vietnam will collaborate fully with ASEAN member states on the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in late 2015, Ambassador Nguyen Hoanh Nam, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to ASEAN, declared while presenting his credentials to ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh on May 28.

Vietnam will help promote the bloc’s position in the world and contribute to regional peace and stability, he added.

The Ambassador highlighted that Vietnam is willing to cooperate with and support the ASEAN Secretariat in effectively implementing its functions and responsibilities, thus contributing to the bloc’s common goals.

On his part, ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh congratulated the Vietnamese Ambassador on his new position and spoke highly of the cooperation between the Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) and the ASEAN Secretariat.

He expressed his hope to work closely with the Vietnamese delegation on the establishment of AEC and the development of the bloc’s post-2015 vision.

The Vietnamese permanent mission delegation to ASEAN was established in 2009, representing Vietnam on all ASEAN affairs. Together with other mission delegations, it has boosted relations between ASEAN and the bloc’s partners.-VNA