Hanoi (VNA)Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh met with the outgoing Australian Ambassador Hugh Borrowman in Hanoi on May 27.

The host official noted with satisfaction the rapid and encouraging development in the countries’ cooperation, particularly in politics, economy, development cooperation, education and training.

He appreciated the ambassador’s efforts during his term in Vietnam, adding that his contributions have intensified the comprehensive partnership between the two nations.

Hugh Borrowman thanked Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Minh along with the Foreign Ministry for their cooperation with, and assistance, for him to fulfill his duties.

He pledged that in his new post, he will continue reinforcing Vietnam and Australia’s comprehensive partnership in a result-oriented fashion.-VNA