Speaking at the ceremony, Director of the department Doan Hoang Minh said that he believes the newly-appointed Honorary Consul will contribute to the Vietnam-Slovenia relations in general and their consular relations in particular. He affirmed that his ministry and competent agencies of Vietnam will always accompany and create the best conditions for the diplomat to fulfill his tasks.

Director of the Consular Department under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Doan Hoang Minh gives a certificate recognizing Vietnamese businessman Bui Quang Minh (second, from left) as Honorary Consul of Slovenia in Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo courtesy of the Slovenian Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City)

For his part, the Honorary Consul said that he will try his best to strengthen the cooperative relationship between the two countries in all fields, especially in high technology, renewable energy, high-tech agriculture and tourism.

He believed that with the close cooperation between the Slovenian Consulate, the business communities and the people of the two countries, Vietnam and Slovenia will together build a new chapter for the next 30 years of their diplomatic relations, towards prosperity, solidarity and sharing.

On this occasion, the Slovenian Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City cooperated with Beta Group and Van Lang University to organize a photo exhibition themed "Ljubljana of Plečnik" - UNESCO Intangible Heritage of Slovenia. The exhibition displays works of art featuring Slovenia's natural beauty, diverse culture and UNESCO intangible cultural heritage.

Vietnam and Slovenia established their diplomatic relations on June 7, 1994. Since then, the two countries have kept nurturing their friendship and cooperation in various fields. They always coordinate closely and support each other at international forums. Slovenia is currently Vietnam's most important economic partner in the Balkans and Vietnam has become a major trading partner of Slovenia in ASEAN.

Source: VNA