President Truong Tan Sang separately received new ambassadors from Timor Leste, Oman, Sweden, the Czech Republic and New Zealand in Hanoi on November 6.

At the meeting with Timor Leste’s Ambassador Jorge Trindade Neves de Camoes, Sang said Vietnam supports the country to become an official member of ASEAN, and is willing to share experiences in economic and international integration.

Sang asked the diplomat to convey his invitation to the President of Timor Leste to visit Vietnam in the near future.

The Ambassador thanked Vietnam for its support, expressing his belief that Timor Leste will soon become a full member of ASEAN, and conveyed his President’s invitation to Sang to visit Timor Leste.

At a reception to Oman’s Ambassador Sultan Bin Saif Hilal Al Mahrooqi, the President expressed pleasure at the cooperation between Vietnam and Oman, adding that the two countries have room for cooperation in the fields of oil and gas, trade and labour.

Vietnam will offer favourable conditions to Oman businesses operating in the host country, Sang stated.

The President also expressed his hope that Oman will support Vietnam’s membership candidacy to the United Nation’s Human Rights Council and Socio-Economic Council.

The Oman diplomat confirmed that his country is ready to create favourable conditions for Vietnamese firms to operate in his country, and stressed that Vietnam’s knowledge in fishing and seafood processing would be a competitive advantage when they invest in Oman.

While receiving Swedish Ambassador Camilla Mellander, Sang expressed gratitude for her country’s precious support to Vietnam in the course of national protection and construction.

The ambassador affirmed that Sweden will always support Vietnam’s development, saying she believes that the relations between the two countries will develop further in the future.

At his reception for Czech Ambassador Martin Klepetko, President Sang stressed that Vietnam is willing to act as a bridge for the Czech Republic to enter the ASEAN market.

For his part, the ambassador affirmed that the Czech Republic is a gateway for Vietnamese goods to near the EU market, and vice versa.

He also asked the two sides to create favourable conditions to raise the two countries’ bilateral trade to a higher level.

While receiving New Zealand’s Ambassador Haike Christiaan Manning, the President expressed his wish for Vietnam and New Zealand to expand cooperation at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum and within the framework of the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership (TPP).

Vietnam will create good conditions for the ambassador to fulfill his tenure in the country, Sang said.

The ambassador affirmed that New Zealand highly values Vietnam’s role in ASEAN and highlighted New Zealand’s stance on the East Sea issues that the disputes must be settled on the basis of respecting international law, for peace in the region and the world.-VNA