Vietnam opens office for Odessa honorary consul hinh anh 1The opening ceremony of the Honorary Consul Office of Vietnam in Odessa province, Ukraine. (Photo: VNA)

Ukraine (VNA) - High-ranking officials of Ukraine's Odessa province attended the opening ceremony of Vietnam new honorary consul office on June 25.

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Ukraine and Moldova Nguyen Hong Thach said the opening of the office is a vibrant demonstration of the fact that that Vietnam always attaches importance to traditional and friendly relations with Ukraine; as well as Vietnam’s wishes to strongly develop all cooperation channels between the two countries.

Ambassador Thach said the Minister of Foreign Affairs’ decision to appoint Nguyen Van Khanh as the Honorary Consul General of Vietnam to Odessa province shows the recognition of Khanh’s prestige in the community as well as local administration. He expressed his hope that Khanh and his office will make positive contributions to the consolidation and strengthening of the Vietnam - Ukraine relations, and support to the Vietnamese community in Odessa.

The diplomat on May 27 presented the Minister of Foreign Affairs’ decision to appoint Khanh as the Honorary Consul General of Vietnam to Odessa province./.

VNA