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Departing envoy sees good future for Taiwan-Vietnam ties

Departing envoy sees good future for Taiwan-Vietnam ties

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Bilateral relations between Taiwan and Vietnam will be further developed and strengthened in the future, Vietnam's envoy to Taiwan said Tuesday as his time here comes to an end. At a farewell party in Taipei, Bui Trong Van (???), director of the Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei, acknowledged that foreign businesses, including those from Taiwan, were affected after protests against Chinese oil drilling in the South China Sea turned violent in May 2014. But Taiwan-Vietnam relations quickly returned to normal, he said, giving him confidence in the future of bilateral relations and the belief that ties will be further developed and strengthened. Looking back at the four years and two months he has been stationed in Taiwan, Bui said Taiwan and Vietnam had frequent exchanges of high-level visits during that time, and the two sides have also signed seven major agreements. He described Taiwan as a beautiful place and said its democracy and freedom and the kindness of the people have all made his stay worthwhile. Bui also lauded Taiwanese people for being diligent and smart, which has made Taiwan's achievements possible.
The diplomat will return to Vietnam before the Chinese New Year, which falls on Feb. 19. Around 200 guests attended the party, including Deputy Foreign Minister Andrew Kao (???) and ambassadors stationed in Taiwan. Serena Liu (???), chairwoman of the Taiwan Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, and other Taiwanese representatives from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi were also in attendance. (By Tony Fang and Lilian Wu)


Updated : 2021-09-20 08:33 GMT+08:00