Vietnam-Indonesia stronger ties hoped for ASEAN Community growth hinh anh 1Vietnamese Ambassador Hoang Anh Tuan (L) presents credentials to Indonesian President Joko Widodo. (Source: VNA)

Jakarta (VNA) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has said he hopes his country and Vietnam will solidify political, economic, cultural and social cooperation for regional peace and stability and ASEAN Community growth.

He made the remarks at a recent reception for Vietnamese Ambassador Hoang Anh Tuan following the latter’s presentation of credentials.

The host leader rejoiced at the progress of the countries’ traditional friendship and cooperation while speaking highly of Vietnam’s achievements in economic development and regional and international integration.

He voiced his hope that the newly accredited diplomat will actively donate to the enhancement of relations between their Governments and peoples.

Meanwhile, Tuan said it is his honour to serve as the Ambassador to Indonesia amidst the increasingly tightened amity and strategic partnership between the two Southeast Asian nations, particularly when ASEAN is making final steps to form the ASEAN Community later this year.

He vowed to do his best to reinforce the two countries’ ties, promote the action programme on implementing their strategic partnership between 2014 and 2018, and bolster collaboration in economics, trade, investments, education-training and culture.

Tuan is also the Ambassador to Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste.-VNA