Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong spoke highly of positive contributions that Ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Chang In has made to enhancing the two countries’ relations while receiving the outgoing diplomat in Hanoi on June 26.

Congratulating DPRK people on their achievements during the nation-building process, the General Secretary believed that under the leadership of the Workers’ Party, they will reap more fruits in the coming time.

He said he is delighted at the development of the bilateral time-honoured friendship and solidarity between the two countries, nurtured by late Presidents Ho Chi Minh and Kim Il-sung.

The Party chief hoped the ambassador, in his new position, will continue his contributions to developing the ties.

Ambassador Kim Chang In praised Vietnam’s achievements in developing the country, maintaining political stability, protecting territorial sovereignty and increasing position in the international arena.

The fine partnership between the two Parties has formed a firm political foundation to boost the relations between the two States and peoples, he stated.

He affirmed that in any positions, he will do his utmost to consolidate and enhance the Vietnam-DPRK traditional friendship.-VNA