The Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s new Ambassador to Solomon Islands His Excellency Luong Thanh Nghi has presented his credentials to the Governor General Sir Frank Kabui today.
The presentation ceremony at Government House now formalize Mr Nghi’s appointment as Ambassador Extraordinary accredited to Solomon Islands.
A media statement from the Government Communications Unit says, Ambassador Nghi says the Government of Vietnam has always attached high importance to the development of relations with the South Pacific
nations including Solomon Islands both in bilateral and multi-lateral frameworks.
He says Vietnamese Leaders are always ready to welcome leaders from the Solomon Islands to visit Vietnam to set up framework agreements and to discuss directions for bilateral cooperation.
Mr Nghi adds the two countries posses a lot of complementary strengths that can be exploited for mutual benefits while at the same time recommended the acceleration of working delegations to discuss concrete cooperation measures, especially in the areas of trade and investment, saying he will ensure every utmost effort to further promote friendship and cooperation between the two countries.
Meanwhile, the Governor General Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui welcomes Mr Nghi’s appointment and pledge Solomon Islands keenness to assist Mr Nghi during his term in Office.
Sir Frank says the diplomatic relation between the two countries is obviously the spring-board from which dialogue, discussions, initiatives, mutual understanding and co-operation can be launched with trade and investment as obvious examples of areas of mutual interest.
Sir Frank also highlighted that Solomon Islands has taken note of Vietnam’s candidature both for the non-permanent seat for the United Nations Security Council in 2020-2021 and the Executive Board of UNESCO in 2015-2019.
He says the present Vietnamese community in Solomon Islands is small but it is a starting point for further developments. It is the seed from which a Vietnamese community can grow in Solomon Islands.
Ambassador Nghi is based in Canberra, Australia.