President Truong Tan Sang left Hanoi on Sept. 6 for the 20th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit 2012 and a State visit to Kazakhstan from Sept. 7-11.

The presence of President Sang and the Vietnamese high-ranking delegation at the summit aims to promote Vietnam ’s role at APEC forum through active contribution to APEC cooperation and the summit’s agenda.

Meanwhile, the Vietnamese leader’s visit to Kazakhstan is to affirm Vietnam ’s respect for and wish to unceasingly enhance the traditional friendship and multi-faceted cooperation with Kazakhstan.-VNA