Caracas (VNA) – The executive board of the Venezuela-Vietnam Friendship Association made debut during a ceremony held in Caracas on October 22.

The move was to mark the 31st anniversary of the establishment of the bilateral diplomatic ties (December 18).

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador Le Viet Duyen said the formation of the friendship association aims to bolster the development and exchange of initiatives and experience on the foundation of the countries’ comprehensive partnership, thereby contributing to security, peace, happiness and development of Vietnam and Venezuela.

He voiced his hope that the board will realise cooperation chances between the two nations across all fields based on long-standing solidarity and friendship, lifting the bilateral relations to a new height.

Chairman of the association Carolus Wimmer spoke highly of the efforts by the Vietnamese Embassy in strengthening friendship and fraternity between the countries.

Also the head of External Relations of the Communist Party of Venezuela, he pledged that more activities will be held in the coming time to enhance the bilateral ties./.