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Vietnam, Bahamas establish diplomatic ties

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Vietnam and the Bahamas have established bilateral diplomatic ties, taking the total number of countries with which Vietnam has formal relations to 191.

Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, head of the Permanent Delegation of Vietnam to the United Nations, on behalf of the Vietnamese Government, and Ambassador Stan Oduma Smith, head of the Permanent Delegation of Bahamas to the United Nations, signed an agreement to set up diplomatic relations on January 6.

The diplomatic relationship is expected to boost multifaceted cooperation between the two countries.

Under the agreement, the two countries will ramp up the exchange of diplomats and provide information about their strength and potential for investment, especially in trade, tourism, banking, technology and agriculture, reported the Vietnam News Agency.

The two ambassadors also affirmed that the two countries would continue cooperating closely in the United Nations.

The representative of the Vietnamese Government said that the establishment of diplomatic relations with the Bahamas demonstrated Vietnam’s expanded diplomatic policies and efforts to diversify its relations with the international community.

Vietnam and the Bahamas will boost cooperation in multiple fields, such as food safety, tourism and commerce, said Smith.

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