Vietnam is a significant international partner to the Czech Republic due to its capacity to help the country penetrate dynamic Southeast Asian markets.

Czech Republic President Milos Zeman made the assessment when receiving credentials from new
Vietnamese Ambassador to the European nation, Truong Manh Son, on January 28.

The president noted the time-honoured relationship with Vietnam, which has been nurtured and developed despite historical ups and downs, and promised to visit as soon as possible.

For his part, Ambassador Son extended greetings from President Truong Tan Sang to President Zeman, stressing that Vietnam treasures the support the Czech Republic gave to Vietnam during its fight for national construction and defence.

He asserted Vietnam’s consistency in taking the republic as a key partner in Central and Eastern Europe, and expressed his delight at the growing annual two-way trade between them. He called for more Czech enterprises to invest in Vietnam, especially in strong fields such as energy, machine manufacturing, health care, chemicals and transport.

The diplomat promised to work towards furthering the multilateral ties between the two sides, with the focus on economics, trade and investment.

He expressed thanks to the State and Government of the Czech Republic for supporting the Vietnamese community living in the country and hopes that this assistance will continue into the future.-VNA