Vietnam always treasures the assistance, cooperation and sentiments given by Finland during the past struggle for national liberation and the current cause of national renewal, industrialisation and modernisation.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Finland Bui Van Khoa made the remarks when presenting his credentials to Finnish President Sauli Vainamo Niinisto in Helsinki on September 19.

At the follow-up reception, President Sauli Vainamo Niinisto said he hopes the new ambassador will take practical moves to further promote the growing traditional friendship between the two countries.

He showed his joy at the achievements Vietnam has obtained over the past years and asked the ambassador to convey his regards to State President Truong Tan Sang.-VNA