Chile wants to learn Vietnam’s experience in hosting APEC Year hinh anh 1President Tran Dai Quang and Chilean Ambassador to Vietnam Claudio Andres De Negri Quintana (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – As the host of the APEC Year 2019, Chile wants Vietnam to share its experience in organising the APEC Year after the Southeast Asian country had successfully held the similar event in 2017, said outgoing Chilean Ambassador to Vietnam Claudio Andres De Negri Quintana.

Negri Quintana expressed the wish during a meeting with President Tran Dai Quang in Hanoi on March 8.

President Quang congratulated the ambassador’s successful term of office in Vietnam and spoke highly of his significant contributions to promoting the traditional friendship between the two nations.

The diplomat coordinated with Vietnamese relevant agencies to arrange many high-level visits between the two countries, notably Chilean President Michelle Bachelet Jeria’s State-level visit to Vietnam and attendance at the 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in Da Nang city in November 2017.

The Vietnamese President also hailed the ambassador’s efforts to develop bilateral economic, trade and investment relations.

The signing of the free trade agreement between Vietnam and Chile has helped increase two-way trade rapidly, while the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which is scheduled to be signed in Chile on March 8 (local time), demonstrated the contributions of Vietnam, Chile and member countries in boosting global trade, he said.

President Quang hoped that the ambassador, in his new position, will continue making more contributions to the reinforcement and enhancement of friendship and collaboration between Vietnam and Chile.

Negri Quintana said within the CPTPP’s new cooperation framework, the future will belong to Asia with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) playing the core role and Vietnam being one of the most important links in the bloc. 

This will open up new potential for bilateral cooperation, he said, adding that Chile wants to push cooperative ties with Vietnam in all realms.-VNA