Philippine President arrives in Hanoi for state visit
  • | VNA | January 29, 2024 08:06 PM
Philippine President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. and his spouse arrived in Hanoi on January 29 afternoon, starting their two-day state visit to Vietnam at the invitation of President Vo Van Thuong and his spouse.

Philippine President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. and his spouse arrive in Hanoi. (Photo: VNA)

They were welcomed at the Noi Bai International Airport by Chairman of the President's Office Le Khanh Hai, Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Tran Sy Thanh, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Do Hung Viet, and Vietnamese Ambassador to the Philippines Lai Thai Binh, among others.

This is the first visit to Vietnam by the Philippine leader since taking office in 2022.

In an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) ahead of the visit, Ambassador Binh said that the trip aims to reaffirm the solid strategic partnership, foster political trust at the highest level, and create momentum to promote the bilateral cooperation in all fields and through all Party, Government, State, National Assembly and people-to-people exchange channels.

The visit is also important to strengthening ASEAN’s solidarity and centrality, especially in the context of political and security uncertainties in the region and the world, including the situation in Myanmar and the East Sea.

Through the visit, the strategic cooperation between the two countries is expected to be comprehensively consolidated, for the sake of their peoples, and for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and beyond, he said./

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