Vietnam, Sweden foster diplomatic ties

(VOVWORLD) - Vietnamese people value the friendship and support of the Swedish people now and in the past as well as Sweden’s multi-faceted cooperation, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a meeting with Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf on Monday. 

Vietnam, Sweden foster diplomatic ties - ảnh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets with Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf in Stockholm, May 27, 2019.  (Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA)

Mr. Phuc thanked the Swedish Royal family and Government for their warm welcome for the Vietnamese delegation and conveyed an invitation from Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong for the King and Queen to revisit Vietnam again.

King Carl XVI Gustaf applauded PM Phuc’s visit to Sweden, affirming that this visit and the official visit to Vietnam by Swedish Crown Princess Victoria Ingrid Alice Desiree in early May were milestones in the relationship between the two countries who are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic ties. The King praised Vietnam’s socio-economic achievements in recent years. He said the Swedish Royal Family always supports cooperation between the two nations and the partnership for sustainable development and innovation that they have built.

On Monday, Mr. Phuc visited AstraZeneca, a Swedish pharmaceutical giant whose Chairman Leif Johansson announced a 220 million USD investment in Vietnam for the 2020-2024 period. Mr. Phuc also met in Stockholm with Swedish diplomats, experts, and friends.

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