Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc congratulated
Ambassador of Malaysia M. Zamruni Khalid on outstandingly accomplishing his
second working term in Vietnam while bidding farewell to him in Hanoi on
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (right) and Ambassador
of Malaysia M. Zamruni Khalid (Photo: VNA)
He said he is convinced that the diplomat will
continue working to foster the Vietnam-Malaysia strategic partnership in his
Ambassador M. Zamruni Khalid thanked the PM,
Government and other relevant agencies of Vietnam for helping him to fulfil
his term here, especially to boost bilateral cooperation in a more practical
manner to benefit both sides.
During his working term, the two countries
maintained the exchange of high-level visits and cooperated in areas of
potential, especially tourism, he said.
The Vietnamese leader noted that Malaysia is an
important trade partner of Vietnam in ASEAN, with two-way trade expanding 15
percent a year during the diplomat’s tenure, hitting USD11.5 billion in
2018. The two sides are heading to the value of USD15 billion and more by
He expressed his hope that Malaysia would support
Vietnam in performing soundly its role as ASEAN 2020 Chair and UN Security
Council non-permanent member in 2020-2021.
He stressed the need for both countries to enhance
education cooperation, culture and people-to-people exchange, and tourism
partnership, along with working on the abolishment of trade barriers that
can affect their key staples, including farm, forestry and aquatic products
The leader asked Malaysian competent agencies to
continue assisting the Vietnamese living and working in the country./.