14/05/2016 08:40 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Ambassador vows legal framework for Vietnam- Guatemala ties

Mexico City, May 13 (VNA) – Vietnamese Ambassador to Mexico and the Republic of Guatemala Le Linh Lan has pledged to accelerate the formation of a legal framework for the friendship and cooperation between the two countries, bringing pragmatic interests for their people.

The diplomat made the pledge while meeting with Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales Cabera after presenting credentials to him on May 12.

The Guatemalan leader expressed his admiration for Vietnam’s glorious history and his delight at the country’s dynamic development.

Guatemala attaches importance to enhancing its relations with Vietnam, he said, stressing that he will instruct Government agencies, especially the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to help the ambassador perform her role as a bridge promoting the bilateral ties.

On this occasion, Ambassador Lan conveyed President Tran Dai Quang’s invitation to his Guatemalan counterpart to visit Vietnam.

Attending the event, Guatemalan Foreign Minister C.R.Morales showed his support for the establishment of a political consultation mechanism between the two foreign ministries.

On May 11, the ambassador presented a copy of her credentials to Deputy Foreign Minister Alicia Castillo.

The two sides agreed on measures to step up the bilateral relations, including negotiations for the signing of an agreement on visa exemption for diplomat and public service passport holders and a memorandum of understanding on the establishment of a political consultation mechanism between the two foreign ministries.

They will also boost economic cooperation and cultural exchanges while coordinating with each other at international organisations and multilateral forums.

The Guatemalan side committed to considering Vietnam’s proposal to recognise it as a full market economy after the Southeast Asian country signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.