Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc inspects the guards of honour at the welcome ceremony. (Photo: VNA) VNA)

Auckland​ (VNA)
– Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the high-level delegation of Vietnam were greeted with the traditional Maori greeting and a 19-gun salute at an official ceremony at the Government House in Auckland city, New Zealand, on March 13.

A traditional greeting ritual of Maori, the first ethnic group living in New Zealand. (Photo: VNA)

The ceremony was chaired by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Following the ceremony, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his NZ counterpart Jacinda Ardern held talks. They signed a series of cooperation documents between the two countries at the end of the talks. - VNA