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Romania opens Consulate in HCMC

Released at: 14:32, 29/06/2018

Romania opens Consulate in HCMC

Photo: Hong Nhung (VET)

Consulate opens on June 26 and Honorary Consul appointed.

by Khanh Chi

The Honorary Consulate Office of Romania opened on June 26 in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 3, with Ms. Tran Thi Thanh Nhan, better known as Ly Nha Ky, to be Honorary Consul for a term of four years.

The opening of the Consulate and the appointment of an Honorary Consul in Ho Chi Minh City takes place at a time when Romania’s capital Bucharest and Ho Chi Minh City are also negotiating on a sister-city agreement, an important step towards strengthening the traditional friendship between Vietnam and Romania.

Ambassador of Romania to Vietnam, H.E. Valeriu Arteni, told the ceremony he believes that Ms. Nhan’s capacity and skills as a successful businesswoman and former Tourism Ambassador of Vietnam will enable her to successfully contribute to strengthening cooperation between the two countries, especially from an economic standpoint.

“The new Honorary Consul of Romania will receive the support needed to fulfill the mission of strengthening and tightening the relationship and cooperation between Vietnam and Romania, as well as between Ho Chi Minh City and Romania,” he said.

In response, Mr. Le Quang Long, Director of the city’s Department of Foreign Affairs, said the city will create the conditions needed to support the Consulate’s activities and enhance solidarity and cooperation between the city and Romania.

“This is a great honor for me personally, and as a mission I will be dedicated and do my best to fulfill my role and further reinforce the friendship between the two countries’ peoples,” Ms. Nhan said. She hopes to continue to receive support and valuable experience sharing from Ambassador Arteni, municipal authorities, and the city’s Department of Foreign Affairs in order to fulfill her duties and make a practical contribution to the friendship and promote the comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, especially between Ho Chi Minh City and Bucharest.

Spanning nearly 70 years, the multi-faceted relationship between Vietnam and Romania is growing strongly. There have been new agreements and programs in the fields of justice, education, science and technology, and radio and television. Vietnam is now one of Romania’s leading trade partners in ASEAN and is a traditional partner of Vietnam in Central and Eastern Europe. Trade exchanges between the two countries have increased significantly in recent years.

The opening of the Consulate and Ms. Nhan’s appointment in Vietnam’s major economic center expresses the two countries’ determination to bring the friendship and cooperation to a new height, especially in the areas of trade, investment, culture, and tourism.

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