Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam and Trinidad and Tobago officially established the diplomatic ties on February 1.
Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Permanent Representative of
Vietnam, and Ambassador Dennis Francis Smith, Representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations (UN), on behalf of the two governments,
signed a joint statement on the establishment of the diplomatic ties between the two countries at New York.
Accordingly, Vietnam and Trinidad and Tobago agreed to exchange diplomatic representatives at the ambassadorial-level under the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
On the same day, the document was sent to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for circulation and to UN member countries for information.
the establishment of diplomatic relations with Trinidad and
Tobago, Vietnam has had official diplomatic relations with all 35 countries in America as well as 192 countries worldwide,
including 190 out of 193 UN member countries. This demonstrates the foreign
policy of diversification
and multilateralisation of international
relations, and attaching importance to developing relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.
the occasion, Ambassador Giang and Ambassador Smith had a discussion on measures to promote cooperation between the
two nations. They affirmed that the establishment of diplomatic ties will help
open all-around cooperation in the future.
Talking to the Vietnam News Agency’s correspondents in New
York, Smith spoke highly of the cooperation potential between the two
countries, stressing that Trinidad and Tobago has cooperated
with Vietnam within multilateral mechanisms of the UN.
The Caribbean country looks forwards to bilateral cooperative relations with
the Southeast Asian nation in various fields, including culture, people-to-people
exchange, agriculture, fishery, energy, engineering and tourism, the diplomat
Establishing diplomatic relations with a self-reliant country
and a reliable partner like Vietnam is a milestone in the foreign policy of Trinidad and Tobago, he stressed.
The two diplomats agreed to continue sharing information to explore
strengths and potential for cooperation between the two countries, especially
oil and gas exploitation, tourism and agriculture. They pledged
to strengthen close coordination at the UN and other multilateral forums./.
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