The Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, Edgardo Riveros, received in audience the Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Chile, Thang Ngo Duc, on the occasion of the end of the functions of the Vietnamese representative in our country. Subsequently, he presided over the decoration ceremony for the Ambassador with the Order of Merit of Chile, in the Grand Cross.
Undersecretary Riveros highlighted the active management of Ambassador Thang Ngo Duc in strengthening the Chilean-Vietnamese ties during his three years of mission in our country, both in increasing political dialogue, as well as in the development of trade exchanges, trade promotion and the search for new areas of bilateral cooperation. He made special mention of the recent State Visit to Vietnam by President Michelle Bachelet on the occasion of the APEC 2017 Summit in Da Nang.
He also highlighted Ambassador Thang's demonstrated commitment to fostering ties between Chile and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and his role as an organizer of the Committee of ASEAN Ambassadors accredited to Chile.