Vice President visits embassy in Jakarta hinh anh 1Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh meets with the staff of the Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia. (Photo: VNA)

Jakarta (VNA) – Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, now in Indonesia to attend a ceremony for the President and Vice President of the country to take their offices, on October 20 met with the staff of the Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia, the ASEAN Secretariat and the Vietnamese mission to the regional group.

At the meeting, Ambassador to Indonesia Pham Quang Vinh reported to Thinh on their activities as well as the situation of the Vietnamese community in the country.

Over the recent past, the bilateral strategic partnership and cooperation have vigorously developed in all the fields, the diplomat said, stressing that Thinh’s visit affirms that Vietnam attaches importance to its strategic partnership with Indonesia, manifests support to the country in weathering all the difficulties an challenges, and attaches importance to the role an position of Indonesia in ASEAN and the international arena.

For his part, head of the Vietnamese mission to ASEAN Tran Duc Binh said the mission is currently focusing on the preparations for Vietnam to take over the ASEAN chairmanship for 2020. The diplomat expressed his belief that with its rich experiences, Vietnam will have a successful chairmanship, contributing to the acceleration of the relations between the bloc and partners as well as to the development of the ASEAN Community.

Thinh spoke highly of the achievements of the Vietnamese offices in Indonesia which she described as contributing to the strengthening and deepening of the bilateral strategic partnership.

She informed the participants of the situation in Vietnam and the outcome of the recent 11th plenum of the Party Central Committee. The Vice President also pointed out difficulties and shortcomings such as the low national competitiveness, unsustainable economic growth, and social problems.

As for the extremely complicated development in the East Sea, Thinh stressed the Party and State’s consistent advocate of resolutely safeguarding national sovereignty while maintaining an environment of security and peace for national development.

On the Vietnam-Indonesia relations, the Vice President highlighted that next year, the two countries will mark the 65th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations, and they are also negotiating on the demarcation of the exclusive economic zones in the East Sea.

In conclusion, Thinh expressed her belief that with their rich experiences at international and regional forums, as well as in the context of the fine relations between Vietnam and Indonesia, Vietnamese offices will continue closely cooperate with one another, thus helping strengthen the bilateral effective and intensive relations and making active contributions to the national development./.