President welcomes new ambassadors of Uruguay, Finland, Austria hinh anh 1President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Ambassador of Uruguay Raul Juan Pollak Giampietro. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – President Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted separate receptions in Hanoi on September 30 for the Ambassadors of Uruguay, Finland and Austria who came to present their credentials.

Receiving Ambassador of Uruguay Raul Juan Pollak Giampietro, President Phuc affirmed that Vietnam treasures its partnership with Uruguay and wished that the two countries would further strengthen cooperation and facilitate the exchange of all-level delegations.

Giampietro vowed to do his best to lift bilateral ties and hoped that two-way trade will double the current figure.

Uruguay also wants to cooperate with Vietnam in climate change, poverty reduction and other fields, he said, adding that he hoped Vietnam will consider opening an embassy in the South American country.

President Phuc, for his part, said Vietnam will soon open its embassy in Uruguay suggested both sides create favourable conditions for Vietnam’s products to access the Uruguay market. He also proposed Uruguay assist Vietnam in penetrating the MERCOSUR market and affirmed that Vietnam is ready to help Uruguay access ASEAN and markets in which Vietnam join.

The State leader proposed offering all possible support for the two countries’ business communities to explore business and investment opportunities as well as maintaining mutual support and coordination at multilateral forums.

President welcomes new ambassadors of Uruguay, Finland, Austria hinh anh 2President Nguyen Xuan Phuc receives Ambassador of Finland Keijo Ensio Norvanto (L). (Photo: VNA) 

Meeting Ambassador of Finland Keijo Ensio Norvanto, President Phuc affirmed that Vietnam attaches importance to ties with Finland.

He suggested Finland fully tap trade and investment opportunities from the European Union – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), soon approve the EU – Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA), and urge the EU to remove of yellow card warning against Vietnam’s seafood.

The President expected Finland to increase investment in hi-tech, telecommunications, digital economy, renewable energy and environment in Vietnam. He also asked the ambassador to convey his invitation to the Finnish President to visit Vietnam soon.

President welcomes new ambassadors of Uruguay, Finland, Austria hinh anh 3President Nguyen Xuan Phuc receives credentials from Ambassador of Austria Hans-Peter Glanzer (R). (Photo: VNA)

In his meeting with Ambassador of Austria Hans-Peter Glanzer, the President said Vietnam always treasures traditional and multifaceted collaboration with Austria.

He held that both countries need to boost two-way trade and suggested the European country soon ratify the EVIPA. The State leader also thanked the Austrian Government for providing official development assistance for Vietnam over the past years.

On the occasion, President Phuc conveyed his invitation to the President and the Prime Minister of Austria to visit Vietnam when conditions allow./.