President of Ukraine Petro Proshenco has affirmed that the image of Vietnam is always in the heart of Ukrainian people while meeting with Vietnamese Ambassador to the country Nguyen Minh Tri in Kiev recently.

The President held that Vietnam and Ukraine, despite geographical distance, share a traditional friendship and close economic-trade cooperation.

He thanked the Vietnamese people, including those living and working in Ukraine, for showing their solidarity with and support for the Ukrainian people in general and those in the eastern part of the country in particular.

For his part, Ambassador Tri, who presented credentials to President Petro Proshenco, affirmed that he will do its utmost to foster the Vietnam-Ukraine comprehensive partnership.

He suggested the Ukrainian Government continue creating conditions for the embassy to perform its tasks, including the protection of citizens and the maintenance of security for the Vietnamese community here.-VNA