Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung hosted separate receptions for outgoing Chinese Ambassador and new Ambassadors of Thailand and Egypt in Hanoi on April 1.

Meeting Chinese Ambassador Kong Xuanyou, PM Dung expressed hope for close coordination to realise agreements reached by Vietnamese and Chinese leaders while facilitating cultural and people-to-people exchange.

He suggested both nations closely follow basic guiding principles in the settlement of maritime issues and international law, especially the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and the spirit of the Declaration of the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea.

Kong vowed to do his best, in any role he will hold, to foster neighbourliness and friendship between the two nations.

Welcoming Thai Ambassador Panyarak Poolthup, Dung recommended win-win partnerships in potential areas, expressing his belief that Thailand will stabilise its situation as soon as possible, for the sake of itself and ASEAN also.

The diplomat pledged to work closely with relevant units to nurture all-round connections, particularly in economics, trade, investment and agriculture.

In his reception for Egyptian Ambassador Boutros Hanna, the host called for stronger cooperation at regional and global forums, especially at the United Nations.

Making it clear that the potential of joint activities remains huge, he expressed his hope that the new diplomat will actively contribute to further boosting bilateral cooperation in trade, tourism, science-technology and education, among other areas.-VNA