Hanoi chairman bids farewell to outgoing Austrian ambassador hinh anh 1 Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung presents a gift to outgoing Austrian Ambassador Thomas Loidl. (Photo: Ha Noi Moi)

Hanoi (VNA) – Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung bid farewell to outgoing Austrian Ambassador Thomas Loidl in a meeting on September 5.

Speaking at the meeting, Loidl expressed delight at recent progress in Vietnam-Austria relations, affirming he would continue fostering ties between Austria and Hanoi.

As 2017 marks the 45th anniversary of Vietnam-Austria diplomatic relations, the Embassy of Austria looks forward to Hanoi’s cooperation in organising celebrations, he said.

For his part, Chung spoke highly of the ambassador’s services to deepening bilateral ties between the two countries as well as Hanoi and Austrian firms and organisations.

Chung hoped that Austria will continue supporting Hanoi in healthcare, green energy, education and trade. He also vowed to create the best conditions for investors, and experts from Austria and the Europe to seek partnerships in Hanoi.-VNA