Ceremony to welcome Argentine President at Presidential Palace

Update: 18:09 | 20/02/2019
A ceremony was held in Ha Noi on February 20 to welcome President of Argentina Mauricio Macri and his spouse, who are paying a State visit to Vietnam from February 19-21 to deepen the ties between the two countries.
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Receiving the invitation of Party General Secretary, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong, President of the Republic of Argentina Mauricio Macri and his spouse had a State-level visit to Vietnam from 19-21 February
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On the night of 19th February , Argentine President Mauricio Macri and his spouse arrived at Noi Bai airport to start the State-level visit to Vietnam. Minister, Chairman of the Presidential Office Dao Viet Trung welcomed the delegation at the airport. (Photo: VNA)
ceremony to welcome argentine president at presidential palace
On the morning of February 20, Argentine President Mauricio Macri and his spouse attended the official welcoming ceremony led by Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong at the Presidential Palace.
ceremony to welcome argentine president at presidential palace
Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong and his wife chaired the event which was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Phung Quoc Hien, and Chairman of the Presidential Office Dao Viet Trung, along with leaders of ministries, departments, and centrally-run agencies.
ceremony to welcome argentine president at presidential palace
After the ceremony, the two leaders held talks, discussing issues of mutual concern as well as: strengthening cooperation, investment and trade between the two countries, further deepening the strategic partnership between Vietnam and Argentina.
ceremony to welcome argentine president at presidential palace
At the end of the talks, the two leaders witnessed the signing ceremony of various agreements regarding cultural, educational and communication cooperations between the two countries.
ceremony to welcome argentine president at presidential palace
This is the first visit to Vietnam by Macri as President of Argentina. It will be an important milestone in the bilateral relationship, especially after the two countries celebrated the 45th anniversary of their diplomatic ties last year. 
ceremony to welcome argentine president at presidential palace
The three-day trip, which comes at the invitation of President Trong, also demonstrates the importance of Vietnam in Argentina’s external policy towards Asia and Southeast Asia in particular, especially after the Latin American nation signed the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC) with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in August 2018.
ceremony to welcome argentine president at presidential palace
Vietnam and Argentina established diplomatic ties on October 25, 1973. Two-way trade increased from 1.4 billion USD in 2013 to 2.9 billion USD last year — the highest figure between Argentina and any Southeast Asian country. Argentina is Vietnam’s second largest trade partner in Latin America, while Vietnam is its fifth biggest import market globally. The two sides are working to raise bilateral trade to 5 billion USD.
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