Establishment of Vietnam-Venezuela diplomatic ties marked hinh anh 1Vietnamese Ambassador Le Viet Duyen. (Photo: Vietnamese Embassy in Venezuela)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese Embassy in Venezuela on December 15 held a ceremony to celebrate the 31st founding anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries (December 18).

Venezuelan Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ruben Dario Molina, President of the Venezuela-Vietnam Friendship Association Carolus Wimmer, and President of the Venezuela-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce Oswaldo Hernandez, among others, attended the event.

In his remarks, Vietnamese Ambassador to Venezuela Le Viet Duyen reviewed the achievements Vietnam has recorded over the past nearly 35 years of reform.

He also highlighted the fruitful development of the friendship and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Venezuela over the past 15 years, saying the two countries have signed more than 50 agreements in different spheres and implemented 16 cooperation projects in such areas as oil and gas, agriculture and fishery.

The Vietnamese government and people always attach importance to the relationship with Venezuela, and support the government and people of Venezuela in the struggle for national independence, sovereignty and development, he said.

The ambassador noted that the establishment of the Venezuela-Vietnam Friendship Association and the Venezuela-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce in 2020 will contribute to bringing into full play the strengths and potential of the two countries, particularly in economy and trade, and enhancing the bilateral friendship in the time ahead.

Notably, Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro’s invitation to Vietnam as the main guest country at the 17th International Book Fair of Venezuela (FILVEN) 2021 has reflected that the two countries share values of peace, progress, humanitarianism, development and prosperity, Duyen said.

On this occasion, the ambassador announced the opening of Espacio Vietnam – a space featuring Vietnam’s products, culture and cuisine in the host country./.