Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega Saavedra
(Photo: AFP/VNA)

La Habana (VNA) – Vietnam always attaches much importance to and wants to promote solidarity, friendship and cooperation with Nicaragua, Vietnamese Ambassador to Cuba cum Nicaragua Nguyen Trung Thanh has said.

While presenting his credentials to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega Saavedra on April 3, Thanh conveyed Vietnamese Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong’s regards and greetings to the Nicaraguan leader.

He congratulated the Sandnista National Liberation Front for its success in the recent regional election and expressed his belief that the Nicaraguan people will reap further achievements in the cause of socio-economic development.

Meanwhile, President Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo recalled their visit to Vietnam in 1983, during which they had meetings with General Vo Nguyen Giap and then Prime Minister Pham Van Dong.

They praised Vietnamese heroes for their contributions to the country’s struggle for independence and freedom while speaking highly of Vietnam’s reform attainments and global integration in the past years.

Earlier, Thanh presented a copy of the credential to Nicaraguan Minister of Foreign Affairs Denis Moncada Conlindres.

At the meeting, the two officials informed each other of the socio-economic situation in their respective country. They discussed measures to bolster friendship and collaborative ties, particularly in economy and trade in the coming time.

Thanh and Moncada  exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual concern and agreed to continue mutual supports at international forums of which both nations are members.

Thanh took the occasion to thank Nicaragua for recognising Vietnam’s market economy status and supporting the country’s bid to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2020-2021 tenure.

Also, he suggested both foreign ministries carry out the political consultation agreement inked in 2011.-VNA