At the ceremony (Photo: VOV)

At the ceremony, the Vietnamese Ambassador pledged that he would make positive contributions to strengthening the bilateral friendship and cooperation between the two countries during his tenure.

He conveyed an invitation to visit Vietnam from President Nguyen Xuan Phuc to the Portuguese President.

For his part, President Rebelo de Sousa praised the positive relations between the two countries over the past years.

The two countries would continue to strive to tap the potential of cooperation to deepen their bilateral relationship and uphold the tradition of 45 years of bilateral diplomatic ties, he said.

The President hoped that the ambassador would fulfill his assigned tasks and make important contributions to Vietnam – Portugal ties, as well as both countries' agencies and partners./.