The new Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam to the Republic of Maldives, H.E Ho Thi Thanh Truc, presented her Letter of Credence to H.E President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, this afternoon at the President’s Office.

At the ceremony, the President welcomed the Ambassador to the Maldives and congratulated her on the commencement of her term. He highlighted that the two countries would mark the 46th year of diplomatic relations this year and noted that both Maldives and Vietnam had made positive strides in this partnership. In this regard, the President mentioned that he hopes for further bilateral consultations and exchange of high-level visits to solidify the partnership further and explore new avenues of cooperation.

President Solih expressed his appreciation for the generous contribution by the Vietnamese Government to manage the Covid-19 pandemic in the Maldives. He stated his wish to explore new possibilities for increasing trade, investments and other areas of cooperation between the two countries. The President also requested for Vietnam Government’s support for the Maldives to achieve observer status in ASEAN.

The Ambassador expressed assurances of Vietnam’s commitment to continue in its role as a friend and a partner to the Maldives, highlighting that Vietnam stands ready to extend support and assistance to the Maldives in every way possible. The President noted that the Maldives and Vietnam share common views on various issues of mutual interest, specifically in the international arena.

The President and the Ambassador expressed interest in working closely within the United Nations on all areas of interest, including climate change and sustainable development.