Vietnam, Suriname look to expand economic cooperation hinh anh 1Vietnamese Ambassador Pham Thi Kim Hoa presents her letter of credentials to President of Suriname Chandrikapersad Santokhi. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese Ambassador to Brazil and Suriname Pham Thi Kim Hoa has vowed to do her utmost to develop good friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Suriname at a meeting with President of Suriname Chandrikapersad Santokhi following the ambassador's presentation of credentials

Ambassador Hoa congratulated the Surinamese people on the economic achievements they have made under the leadership of President Santokhi.

She emphasized the necessity to expand the bilateral economic partnership as it is yet to match both sides’ potentials.

Welcoming the ambassador to his country, President Santokhi expressed his respect for Vietnamese people, vowing that he will provide the best conditions for Vietnamese living in Suriname.

On November 12, the Vietnamese Ambassador held a meeting with Surinamese Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Business and International Cooperation Albert Ramdi, during which Ramdin highly spoke of Vietnam’s role in the international community.

He said Suriname will support Vietnam at multilateral forums and step up the exchange of all-level delegations in the coming time, adding that the country wants to learn from Vietnam’s experience in post-harvest processing, particularly of rice and fisheries.

The Vietnamese diplomat also met with President of the Suriname Chamber of Commerce and Industry Jaynath Padarath to discuss ways to accelerate trade and expand cooperation in agriculture, fisheries and wood, as well as in the organisation of training courses and exchange programmes in agriculture.

Ambassador Hoa also took the occasion to talk with the Vietnamese community in the South American country, most of whom used to work as sailors on fishing boats of Suriname, the Republic of Korea and India./.