Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández and Vietnamese Ambassador to Mexico and Honduras Nguyen Hoai Duong (L). (Source: VNA)

 Tegucigalpa (VNA) - President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, has expressed his wish for strengthened friendship and multi-faceted cooperation between Vietnam and Honduras during his presidential term, for the sake of the two countries’ people, and for peace, stability and development in each nation.

Juan Orlando Hernández made the statement during his swearing-in ceremony at the Tiburcio Carias Andino National Stadium on January 27.

Present at the event in capacity as Special Envoy of President Tran Dai Quang, Vietnamese Ambassador to Mexico and Honduras Nguyen Hoai Duong handed over President Quang’s congratulatory letter to the new Honduras President.

Earlier, Ambassador Duong paid a courtesy visit to Honduras Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation María Dolores Agüero Lara.

At the meeting, the Honduras Minister suggested the two countries continue to tangibly deepen the bilateral ties in all sectors, consider establishing a political consultation between the two foreign ministries and maintain their coordination and cooperation at international forums and organisations such as the UN and the Forum for East Asia-Latin American Cooperation (FEALAC).

At the same time, the two parties should enhance trade and push negotiations of agreements on investment promotion and protection and double taxation avoidance and other agreements in trade, agriculture, science- technology and culture, along with increasing high-level visits and exchange between ministries and agencies of the two countries, the minister said.

In reply, Ambassador Duong said Vietnam attaches importance to its relationship with Honduras and wishes to consolidate and further deepen the friendship and multi-faceted cooperation.

He called for support of María Dolores Agüero Lara and her ministry to contribute to fostering the bilateral ties and increasing mutual understanding between the Governments and people of the two countries. - VNA