Achieving this strengthening will require “many new solutions to build a strategic partnership framework in the sector in the near future,” said the head of Vietnamese diplomacy in an article published on October 25, the 50th anniversary of the establishment. in diplomatic relations.
Thai Son stressed that Argentina is one of the first three countries in Latin America to establish relations with Vietnam, and since the opening of their respective embassies in 1995 and 1997, the two parties have been continuously trying to create opportunities for cooperation and develop understanding between the two peoples.
When recalling half a century of bilateral relations, the minister stressed that in the difficult period of the war for the defense of independence and national reunification, this Indochinese country received the unity, support, and strong encouragement of the country of South America.
Meanwhile, in the period 2020–2022, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Argentina supported Vietnam with 500 thousand doses of vaccines, while the latter gave it 20 thousand sanitary masks.
These actions contribute to the consolidation of unity, exchange, and trust between the two peoples and countries. The Thai Son appreciated and pointed out that bilateral political and diplomatic relations are developing based on unity, friendship, and mutual support, which are reinforced by the visits of high-level leaders between the two countries.
The text also states that Argentina is currently the third-largest trading partner of Vietnam in Latin America, and the Indo-Chinese country has become the fifth-largest issuing market for products and services.
However, he pointed out, the two parties still have great potential to stimulate commercial activities and exceed the amount of bilateral commercial exchange estimated at 4.8 billion dollars in 2022, with the intention of starting negotiations for the Free Trade Agreement soon. Vietnam: Mercosur.
In recent press statements about the commemoration, the ambassador of Buenos Aires here, Luis Pablo Maria Beltramino, said that after raising the level of bilateral relations to a comprehensive association in 2010, “the relationship between the two countries has undergone new developments “in all fields.”
It can be said that the economic structures of the two countries are complementary, the diplomat added before emphasizing that there is still room to promote cooperation in the future in favor of the sustainable development of both parties.