Vietnam ’s new Ambassador to Tanzania Vo Thanh Nam has conveyed to the Tanzanian President the desire of the Vietnamese Government and people to strengthen the traditional friendship with Tanzania.

At a ceremony to present his credentials to President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete on November 4, Ambassador Nam promised that during his office term, he will spare no effort to consolidate and develop the friendship and cooperation between the two countries, especially in the fields of economics, trade, agriculture and telecommunications.

He congratulated the Tanzanian Government and people on the significant achievements they have gained during the past years under the leadership of the Revolutionary Party of Tanzania (CCM), particularly the implementation of the country’s “Development Vision 2025”, thus enhancing its role and status in the continent and the world.

President Kikwete said leaders and people of Tanzania always admire the brave spirit of Vietnamese people during the past struggle for national independence, freedom and union, which is an inspiration for Tanzania ’s own struggle for independence that led to the founding of Tanzania .

He spoke highly of Vietnam ’s achievements under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam, while expressing his hope that the two countries will continue bolstering their ties in all aspects, including the relations between the Communist Party of Vietnam and the CCM.

On the occasion, Ambassador Nam also extended to President Kikwete an invitation to visit Vietnam from President Truong Tan Sang.-VNA