Kazakh diplomat presented credentials to President of Vietnam

HANOI. August 15. KAZINFORM Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to China and concurrently to Vietnam Nurlan Yermekbayev presented credentials to President of Vietnam Truong Tan Sang.

During the talks after the ceremony, Truong Tan Sang congratulated the diplomat on appointment and wished success in promotion of Kazakh-Vietnamese cooperation. The sides discussed the status and prospects of multilateral development of bilateral relations. The President of Vietnam expressed hope for the successful implementation of the bilateral agreements in trade and economic area, exploration and development of oil and gas deposits, agriculture.

"We pay great attention to the development of trade and economic ties with Vietnam. We have much in common, similar development program till 2020," the Kazakh Ambassador said.

According to him, Kazakhstan is planning to open its embassy in Vietnam next year.

The sides noted the high potential and prospects of further development of bilateral Kazakh-Vietnamese cooperation. "I hope that our cooperation will contribute to the realization of our development strategies - Strategy of Socio-Economic Development of Vietnam for 2011-2020, and the Development Strategy of Kazakhstan for 2010-2020," Truong Tan Sang emphasized.

During the meeting the sides touched upon the opening of direct flights between our countries. "We hope that by the end of this year, we will open a direct flight that is to help increase the flow of tourists and investors in Vietnam," Truong Tan Sang added. According to the Vietnamese leader, "this flight will be used as a new transit route to other countries."

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