Foreign ambassadors positive on relations with Vietnam in 2023


VOV.VN - Indian and Australian Ambassadors have expressed their optimism about relations with Vietnam this year across multiple fields in their remarks for the New Year.

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) welcomes Australian Ambassador Andrew John Lech Goledzinowski.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) welcomes Australian Ambassador Andrew John Lech Goledzinowski.

Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Sandeep Arya has showed his optimism about  about cooperation between the two nations this year, especially in the economic field.

According to the diplomat, flourishing economic collaboration between both nations has been strengthened with efforts from both sides towards a milestone of US$15 billion in bilateral annual trade turnover.

With their strengths, Vietnam and India absolutely have many opportunities to open up the possibility of effective trade ties in the time ahead, serving as a solid basis for taking their comprehensive strategic partnership to new heights.

The diplomat also voiced his hope that next year, Vietnamese and Indian senior leaders will have high-level exchanges and interactions to further strengthen joint works, especially in the fields of infrastructure development, and digital transformation. Therefore, more businesses will cooperate, and more extensive commitments will be made in a multitude of areas, bringing mutual growth achievements to both countries.

Meanwhile, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Andrew John Lech Goledznowski,  said that Vietnam is a dynamic nation, full of optimism, and one of the fastest growing countries in the region. He expressed his wish to continue building and developing the Vietnam-Australia cooperation relationship, especially in the context that the two will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic ties in 2023.

The past five decades have seen close people-to-people exchanges, and increasingly developed political, strategic, and economic collaboration between the nations, which share many similarities and mutual trust, he said.

Australia aspires to work with Vietnam to maintain stability in the region as a contribution to ensuring order and sovereignty of each country based on international law, the Australian ambassador affirmed.

He said he desires to give boost to their mutual trust, and stressed the three promising areas for bilateral engagements, namely economy, education and innovation, and strategic cooperation and security issues.



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