The government of the Republic of Honduras is eager to strengthen its friendship and cooperation with Vietnam and hopes to help the country promote cooperation between the Central American Integration System (SICA) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa stated this at a ceremony in the capital Tegucigalpa on October 22 as Vietnam ’s new Ambassador to Honduras Le Thanh Tung presented his credentials.

Sosa stressed that the Honduran government and its people have always admired Vietnam ’s struggle for national defence in the past and efforts for national construction now and said he plans to visit Vietnam in the near future to see with his own eyes the achievements the country has made during national development.

Tung conveyed President Truong Tan Sang’s invitation to the Honduran President to visit Vietnam and underlined that Vietnam has always attached a great deal of importance to strengthening its relationship with Honduras .

He said he hopes that the Honduran President’s forthcoming visit will create a political momentum to step up bilateral ties between both countries, especially in trade and industry, agro-forestry-aquatic products, manufacturing, science and technology and culture.

The visit will also help promote cooperation between the two countries within international organisations and at multi-lateral forums that both are signatories to, added Tung.-VNA