State President receives outgoing Norwegian Ambassador
10:22 | 29/06/2018
VGP – State President Tran Dai Quang in Ha Noi on June 28 received outgoing Norwegian Ambassador Siren Gjerme Eriksen.

State President Tran Dai Quang receives outgoing Norwegian Ambassador Siren Gjerme Eriksen, Ha Noi, June 28, 2018

At the reception, Siren Gjerme Eriksen highlighted trade links between Viet Nam and Norway over the past time, saying she hopes that the two countries will reinforce collaboration in environment, navigation, climate change response and education. 

The diplomat said Norway wishes that Viet Nam and the EU will soon sign a free trade agreement, thus helping expand cooperation between the two countries. 

Praising Viet Nam’s role in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) and the United Nations (UN), the ambassador said Norway wants to further the close cooperation with Viet Nam at international forums.

For his part, state President Tran Dai Quang said Viet Nam attaches importance to developing relations with Norway, which is its important partner in Northern Europe.

He said Vietnamese ministries and agencies will continue to closely partner with the Norwegian Embassy to materialize agreements reached by the two countries, helping promote the bilateral ties. 

He noted with pleasure the fruitful development of the friendship and multi-faceted cooperation between Viet Nam and Norway over the past time. 

The both sides have maintained the exchange of delegations at all levels, especially the high ones, and closely and effectively coordinated with each other at international forums and organisations, President Quang said. 

Progresses have been made in economic cooperation, particularly in the spheres of wood processing, construction materials, agriculture, forestry, fishery, information and communications.

With 40 projects worth over US$160 million, Norway ranks 41st out of 126 countries and territories investing in Viet Nam, the leader said.  

Lauding the ambassador’s efforts to step up the bilateral ties, President Quang expressed his hope that she will make more contributions to consolidating and enhancing the relationship. 

By Vien Nhu

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