On August 17, 2023, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Vietnam to India and Nepal and Bhutan Nguyen Thanh Hai presented the Credentials Letter from President Vo Van Thuong to Nepal President Ramchandra Paudel at Rastrapati Bhawan (Government Palace). President) in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.
The ceremony of presenting the Letter of Credentials was solemnly conducted according to the Nepali rituals. Immediately after the ceremony, Ambassador Nguyen Thanh Hai had an audience with President Ramchandra Paudel. The Ambassador conveyed President Vo Van Thuong’s greetings to Nepalese President Ramchandra Paudel and invited the President to visit Vietnam at an appropriate time. The Ambassador expressed his honor to accept the assignment of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Vietnam in the beautiful country of Nepal in the Himalayas. The Ambassador expressed his deep gratitude to the people of Nepal for supporting Vietnam in the struggle for national liberation. The Ambassador shared the great advantages in promoting the two countries’ relations in the coming time, including the foundation of friendly cooperation and mutual support between the two countries, cohesion and shared values in construction. socialist-oriented country, connected with Buddhism. Ambassador Nguyen Thanh Hai also pointed out the limitations in the current cooperation between the two countries, of which trade cooperation is still modest, below 100 million USD/year. The Ambassador affirmed his commitment to make efforts to coordinate with relevant ministries and sectors and the business communities of the two countries to promote stronger relations between the two countries in various fields in the coming time in line with the strengths of the two countries.
Nepal President Ramchandra Paudel expressed his delight and admiration for Vietnam’s outstanding socio-economic development achievements and the resilient spirit of the Vietnamese people in the struggle for national liberation and construction. build the country today. The President expressed his personal and Nepalese people’s affection for President Ho Chi Minh, a hero of national liberation and an outstanding cultural person. The President agreed with the Ambassador on the limitations of the current relations between the two countries and required the development of an effective partnership between the two countries. The President emphasized his desire to soon have direct flights between the two sides to promote bilateral tourism, economic and trade cooperation; suggested that Vietnamese businesses increase investment in Nepal. The President of Nepal wished Ambassador Nguyen Thanh Hai many achievements during his term of office, contributing to creating new developments in the relations between the two countries.