Party General Secretary, President Nguyễn Phú Trọng (left) hosts a reception in Hà Nội on Wednesday for the new ambassador of Thailand, Tanee Sangrat. – VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng

HÀ NỘI – Party General Secretary, President Nguyễn Phú Trọng hosted receptions in Hà Nội on Wednesday for the new ambassadors of Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Colombia, Kazakhstan, Australia, Armenia, Morocco, India, Germany and Malaysia, who came to present their credentials.

The Vietnamese leader lauded the important role of ambassadors, who serve as bridges for friendship and co-operation between Việt Nam and their countries. He committed all possible support for the incoming ambassadors to accomplish their duties. 

In recent years, Việt Nam has stepped up reforms in a wide range of areas, resulting in socio-political stability, high economic growth and growing external relations, the success of which is owed in part to international friends, especially those in the region and those that have close relationships with Việt Nam, he said.

He said that Việt Nam consistently follows the external policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, co-operation, development, multilateralisation and diversification of ties, and is read to be a friend and trustworthy partner of countries around the world.

He thanked the countries for providing support for Việt Nam to fulfil its tasks in the region and the world.

The host said he hoped that during their tenures, the ambassadors would have a good impression of Việt Nam and make practical and effective contributions to bilateral ties.

He said he wished for the development of friendship and co-operation between Việt Nam and the countries, for the prosperity of each nation and for peace, friendship co-operation and development in the region and the world. – VNS