Not parting with friends but saying good bye

Vietnamese Ambassador Do Van Mai completes his diplomatic mission in Belarus.
Vietnamese Ambassador Do Van Mai completes his diplomatic mission in Belarus. Following well established tradition, President personally meets diplomat who’s worked ardently to strengthen our bilateral friendship and co-operation.

Alexander Lukashenko thanked Do Van Mai for his ardent work and expressed his hope that the newly arriving ambassador will be no less active in promoting bilateral ties. Minsk is interested in the expansion of trade-economic liaisons and collaboration across all spheres.

Political contacts of recent times clearly demonstrate that Belarus is eager to make friends with all constructively guided states. We are viewed as a desired friend and enjoy an extensive geography of contacts. Of these, Vietnam occupies an important place, being among the most populated states in Asia and worldwide, being home to 90 million residents. Its people live in a quickly developing and strategically important region.

The President has no doubt that, in the coming decade, Vietnam will join the most advanced states of the globe. In building relations with this country, Belarus hopes to participate in this process, helping ensure that Hanoi’s interests are represented at the centre of Europe and in the Eurasian region. Wide prospects exist and, this May, a free trade zone agreement was signed between Vietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union, creating a strong foundation for further interaction.

Top level political contacts are an efficient impetus for interstate co-operation. Mr. Lukashenko has officially visited Vietnam twice and, last November, the Secretary General of the Communist Party of Vietnam visited Belarus. As the party plays a leading role in the state, Nguen Fu Chong is Vietnam’s top official.

H.E. Mr. Do Van Mai believes this visit drove forward our interstate liaisons and has hopes that the President’s return visit (scheduled for the end of 2015) to Vietnam will further promote bilateral ties. In line with Belarusian foreign policy, several joint projects are to be discussed regarding avenues of co-operation.

Visit to boost bilateral relations

Official visit of Belarusian President to Vietnam scheduled for late 2015

The Head of the Belarusian state, Alexander Lukashenko, has met the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Vietnam to Belarus, Do Van Mai, who is concluding his time as head of the diplomatic mission in our country.

According to the Ambassador, the visit of the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong, to Belarus in November 2014 was vital to the development of our bilateral relations. The diplomat expresses his hope that the visit scheduled for late 2015 will help advance these further.

The Ambassador added that the signing of the free trade zone agreement between Vietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union in May 2015 launched a new era in the enhancement of traditionally friendly relations.

By Vladimir Khromov

Photo: BELTA

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