The new Vietnamese Ambassador H.E. Mrs. Pham Thi Ngoc Bich has presented the Letter of Credentials from the President of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang, accrediting her as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the Republic of Finland, to the President of Finland H.E. Mr. Sauli Niinisto. The Ceremony was organized at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki on 17th January, 2017.
At the reception after the ceremony, Ambassador Bich conveyed the best regards of President Tran Dai Quang and Vietnamese leaders to President Sauli Niinisto and also conveyed the invitations of President Tran Dai Quang to President Sauli Niinisto to pay official visit to Vietnam at the right time to promote diplomatic relation between the two countries.
Ambassador Bich expressed her great honor to be accreditted as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the Republic of Finland at the meaningful time when the relations between Vietnam and Finland are moving forward to a new period of effective and mutual benefit cooperation.
President Sauli Niinisto sent his regards and happy new year wishes to the president Tran Dai Quang and Vietnamese leaders. The President Niinisto also shared his good impression on a beautiful and active developing Vietnam during his last visit as Speaker of Finnish Parliament in 2010 and told that there are more and more Finnish businesses being interested in Vietnamese market and considering Vietnam as a main door for them to reach the ASEAN region. The president, therefore, wishes that the government of Vietnam will continue to creat favourable conditions to support Finnish enterprises who are doing business in Vietnam. The president, on his part, will continue working to persuade the Government, Congress and business community of the Finland to strengthen ties between the two countries.
The president congratulated ambassador Bich and pledged to give favourable conditions for the Ambassador to fullfil her tasks to preserving and strengthening the Vietnam – Finland bilateral relations.