The Uruguayan Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a ceremony to mark the 20 th anniversary of Vietnam-Uruguay diplomatic ties in Montevideo capital city on December 10.

Addressing the event, Foreign Minister Luis Almagro and Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc highlighted the significance of establishing diplomatic ties between the two nations twenty years ago, saying that that event opened a new period to promote all-round relations between their countries.

Participants stressed that over the two decades, Vietnam-Uruguay relations have seen steady development through visits by the two sides’ senior leaders.

They said their ministries and sectors work well together, promoting cooperation in the fields of economics, trade, sci-technology, culture and sports.

The two officials spoke highly the signing of two Government-level cooperation documents, including a framework agreement on trade and investment and an agreement on double taxation avoidance and tax evasion control, which occurred during Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh’s visit to Uruguay from December 8-10.

The same day, Uruguay’s National Post Office (NPO) published a stamp sample to mark the anniversary. It is printed with the portrait of General Vo Nguyen Giap, Vietnam’s legendary symbol, admired by people all over the world.

Deputy PM Ninh attended the ceremony before wrapping up h is visit to the country. Before arriving in Uruguay, the Deputy PM and the Vietnamese delegation visited Canada and Bolivia.-VNA