Highlights of Prime Minister's Visit to Australia And New Zealand

Highlights of Prime Minister's Visit to Australia And New Zealand
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attended the plenary session of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit. Photo: VGP
The business trip to Australia and New Zealand of the high-ranking Vietnamese delegation led by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh was successful in all aspects. The deep impression throughout the trip was the sincerity, affection, and trust with the message "from heart to heart".

Special diplomatic ceremonies

The Vietnamese delegation received a warm welcome from the Government and people of New Zealand. The Prime Minister's welcoming ceremony was solemnly held according to the highest diplomatic protocol for heads of foreign governments, with 19 cannons.

According to the Prime Minister, Vietnam and New Zealand share many common values, such as valuing the maintenance of national cultural identity, promoting community, solidarity, and the spirit of mutual support.

Vietnamese Ambassador Pham Hung Tam emphasized that this visit by the Prime Minister has a particularly important meaning, opening a new chapter in the relationship between the two countries.

Australia gave the Prime Minister and the delegation a warm welcome with special diplomatic ceremonies beyond normal levels.

For the reception, the host country offered traditional Australian dishes with Vietnamese spices.

In particular, the Governor General of Australia drove an electric car to take the Prime Minister and his wife to visit his office. This is a rare gesture. Therefore, the Prime Minister's visit made the Vietnamese community proud.

Meeting overseas Vietnamese

During the trip, the Prime Minister received a number of overseas Vietnamese associations. He met with representatives of the Vietnamese community, businessmen in Australia, and New Zealand.

The Prime Minister took note of all comments, and answered them thoroughly, without avoiding any questions. After listening to each opinion, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh often looked around and asked, "Do any of you have any other opinions?" to encourage them to share.

The PM received the Vietnamese science and technology group (VietTech NZ) during his official visit to New Zealand.

Due to the tight schedule, the duration of this activity is not long. However, the Prime Minister extended the meeting for nearly an hour to listen to all the opinions and contributions of Vietnamese intellectuals and scientists.

"Having traveled tens of thousands of kilometers from Vietnam to here, we want to hear the experiences, lessons, advantages and difficulties of Vietnamese people in New Zealand," the PM said.

Highlights of Prime Minister's Visit to Australia And New Zealand
Meeting overseas Vietnamese in New Zealand. Photo: VGP

Overseas Vietnamese of many ages, professions, and fields shared personal but highly general experiences.

They suggested many notable directions and solutions in education, training, science and technology, and innovation.

According to the Prime Minister, they helped leaders have new thinking, methodologies, and approaches to problems.

Highlights of Prime Minister's Visit to Australia And New Zealand
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, leaders of ASEAN countries and ASEAN Secretary General at the official welcome ceremony for delegation heads attending the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit. Photo: VGP

On the multilateral level, during this business trip, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh's profound, comprehensive and strategic statements at the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit were appreciated by other countries.

It not only accurately evaluated the level of relations over the past 50 years, but also proposed a vision, future direction, proposals, and initiatives to promote relations.

In policy statements and sharing about Vietnam's diplomatic policy, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said that sincerity, trust and responsibility play an important role in today's world problems. It is a world facing great challenges, great contradictions, and in a period of profound transition.

John Allen, president of Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) appreciated the messages given by the Prime Minister.

He said that the listeners were truly honored to listen, and feel the sincerity, enthusiasm, energy, and inspiration in the Prime Minister's speech.

"We are touched because the Prime Minister has made New Zealand understand Vietnam more. We are more connected and understand each other better, truly going from heart to heart," he said.


Author: Rosie Nguyen

Source: Vietnamtimes

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