Vietnamese newly- accredited Ambassador to Chile Ha Thi Ngoc Ha on June 16 presented her credentials to President of Chile Sebastian Pinera Echenique in the capital city of Santiago de Chile .

At the following reception, Ambassador Ha congratulated President Pinera on his achievements since he came to power.

She affirmed that she would do her utmost to contribute to maintaining and strengthening the cooperative friendship relations between the two countries’ governments and people.

On his part, President Pinera expressed his delight at the fine development of friendly relations between Vietnam and Chile in the past 40 years, and spoke highly of the achievements on social-economic development that Vietnam has made in the process of renovation and integration.

He stressed that the two countries should further promote bilateral trade relation, expressing his hope that the both countries will complete negotiation to reach a bilateral free trade agreement in the coming time./.