President of the Republic of Guatemala Jimmy Morales Cabrera receives the credentials of Vietnamese Ambassador to Mexico and Guatemala Nguyen Hoai Duong (L) (Source: headquarters of the President of Guatemala)

Mexico City (VNA) - President of the Republic of Guatemala Jimmy Morales Cabrera lauded the rapid growth and increasing role of Vietnam in Asia-Pacific and the world when hosting Vietnamese Ambassador to Mexico and Guatemala Nguyen Hoai Duong on September 4.

Ambassador Duong, who came to present his credentials, conveyed President Tran Dai Quang’s greetings and invitation to visit Vietnam to his host.

He added that Morales’ trip to Vietnam is expected to enhance multi-faceted cooperation between the two countries.

The Guatemalan President expressed his thanks and tasked Minister of Foreign Affairs Sandra Erica Jovel, who also attended the meeting, with arranging his visit to Vietnam.

Morales said he believes in developing Vietnam – Guatemala relations, particularly in trade and investment.

Earlier, on September 3, the Vietnamese diplomat handed over a copy of his credentials to Guatemalan Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alicia Virginia Castillo.

On the occasion, both sides frankly discussed measures to boost bilateral cooperation in economy-trade and cultural exchange.

They agreed that the establishment of a political consultation mechanism between Vietnamese and Guatemalan foreign ministries as well as the mutual support of the two countries at international organisations and multilateral forums, particularly in Asia-Pacific, are also necessary.

They considered these practical activities to mark 25 years of Vietnam – Guatemala relations (1993 - 2018).-VNA