Update: 09:12 | 22/10/2020
Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong presented appointment decisions to six ambassadors to foreign countries for the 2020-2023 period at a ceremony in Hanoi on October 21.
Deputy Foreign Minister Dang Minh Khoi has been appointed as the new ambassador of Vietnam to Russia; Nguyen Van Thao has been appointed as the new ambassador to Belgium along with the European Union; Mai Phuoc Dung has been appointed as the new ambassador to Singapore.
Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong (middle) and the new ambassadors.
Dinh Toan Thang is the new ambassador to France. The new ambassador to Austria is Nguyen Trung Kien and new ambassador to Hungary is Nguyen Thi Bich Thao. Pham Truong Giang is the new ambassador to Chile while Ho Thi Thanh Truc and Le Hong Truong have been appointed as the new ambassadors to Sri Lanka and Cyprus respectively.
Following the hand-over ceremony, Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong had a meeting with the newly-accredited ambassadors.
The leader stressed the need to effectively implement the resolutions and directives on external relations and international integration of the Party and State.
He also asked the diplomats to utilise the support of international friends for Vietnam’s construction and defence, and focus on research and analysis of the situation to propose solutions to the Party and State in order to deepen the country’s external relations.