Prime Minister bids farewell to outgoing Chilean Ambassador hinh anh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc presents a gift to Chilean Ambassador to Vietnam Claudio Andres De Negri Quintana. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hailed outgoing Chilean Ambassador to Vietnam Claudio Andres De Negri Quintana for his contributions to the Vietnam-Chile comprehensive partnership at his farewell reception for the diplomat in Hanoi on March 8.

He said the ambassador made efforts to the organization of high-level visits between the two countries, especially the State visit to Vietnam by President Michelle Bachelet Jeria in November 2017.

The leader hailed the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Chile on March 8, describing it as an important outcome of drastic negotiations and discussions of the pact members, which included the proactive role played by Vietnam and Chile.

The signing of the CPTPP and the sound traditional ties will open up opportunities for broader cooperation in economics, trade and investment and promote partnership in culture, education and other fields between Vietnam and Chile, he said.

He wished the diplomat to gain success in his new post and continue contributing to the growing ties between the two countries.

Ambassador Claudio Andres De Negri Quintana thanked the PM and Vietnamese agencies for helping him accomplish his tasks and boosting the bilateral relations.

He pledged that in any future positions, he will spare no effort for the two countries’ relations and expressed his belief that the bilateral ties and collaboration at multilateral forums will be developed.

He expected that the two countries will work harder to increase their two-way trade value, which stood at over 1 billion USD, and step up their ties in other fields.

He agreed with the PM’s view on the importance of the signing of CPTPP, saying the event will help accelerate cooperation between the two countries.

He said he wants Vietnam to cooperate and share with Chile its experience in the successful organization of the APEC 2017 as his country will host the APEC Year 2019.

Earlier on the day, the ambassador was received by President Tran Dai Quang.-VNA