Havana (VNA) – Vietnamese Ambassador to Cuba and Jamaica Nguyen Trung Thanh has presented his credentials to Jamaican leaders who affirmed that Jamaica is willing to develop its friendship and cooperation with Vietnam, especially in economics.

While presenting his credential letter to Governor-General Patrick Allen, Ambassador Thanh confirmed Vietnam attaches importance to boosting its relations with Jamaica.

He suggested both sides implement several specific cooperative measures, including intensifying delegation exchanges and coordinating more closely at multilateral forums.

At his meeting with Prime Minister Andrew Michael Holness, Thanh congratulated  Jamaica on its latest socio-economic and diplomatic achievements, while briefing the PM on Vietnam’s situation and its Renewal and international integration policies.

He pointed to several fields that the two countries can cooperate in and shared experience in responding to climate change and in sustainable development.

Discussing the regional situation, including the East Sea issue with the Vietnamese diplomat, PM Andrew Holness emphasised the necessity to strengthen collaboration to strengthen peace, stability, security and law supremacy, and to tackle all disputes by peaceful means on the basis of international law, especially the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

At a separate reception for the Vietnamese diplomat, Senate President Thomas Tavares-Finson showed his backing for Thanh’s proposals to foster the bilateral ties as well as the application of principles and regulations of international law in multilateral issues.

During his visit to Jamaica from February 19-23, Thanh also met Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith, attended the Diplomatic Day, and had working sessions with leaders of the Chamber of Commerce and the trade and investment facilitation agency JAMPRO.-VNA