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The online ceremony took place in a solemn atmosphere.

Immediately after the ceremony, President Gitanas Nausėda received and congratulated Ambassador Nguyen Hung on his appointment as the Vietnamese Ambassador to Lithuania and sent his greetings to the General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong and Senior Leaders of Vietnam.

The President expressed his delight at Vietnam's development achievements, especially as Vietnam maintained a positive growth rate during the COVID-19 crisis.

The President expressed his wish to promote multifaceted cooperation with Vietnam through strengthening delegation exchanges at all levels on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations of the two countries in 2022 and the cooperation in fields the two sides have strengths.

In addition, the President highly appreciated the potential of the ASEAN market in general and of Vietnam in particular, and hoped to strengthen trade and investment relations through the effective implementation coordination of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).

President Nausėda wished the Vietnamese Ambassador successful completion of his working term, contributing to bringing the Vietnam-Lithuania relationship to a new development stage.

For his part, Ambassador Nguyen Hung respectfully conveyed the greetings and best wishes of President Nguyen Phu Trong to the President and his spouse, the Government and the people of Lithuania.

The Ambassador shared with the President the achievements in socio-economic development and international integration that Vietnam has achieved in recent years, as well as the country's development goals and strategies for the coming time.

The ambassador affirmed that Vietnam always attaches great importance to the traditional friendship and cooperation development with Lithuania, and believed that the EVFTA and the upcoming Vietnam-EU Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) will create a strong driving force to substantially develop the Vietnam-Lithuania cooperation relationship.

Expressing his honor to be the Vietnamese Ambassador to Lithuania, Ambassador Nguyen Hung pledged to make every effort to further promote the good traditional friendship between the two countries./.