On the occasion of the visit to Vietnam by King of Spain Juan Carlos, which is the first state visit by a head of state of Spain since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1977, the prestigious Vietnamese newspaper Quan Doi Nhan Dan ran an article reviewing the important aspects of Vietnamese and Spanish relations.
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam-Spain strategic partnership has been reinforced in various fields throughout the years, from economy, trade to culture exchange and education, enhancing the friendship between their peoples. Vietnam and Spain established diplomatic ties on May 23, 1977, and a strategic partnership 32 years later during the visit to Spain in 2009 by President Nguyen Minh Triet. Spain is one of Vietnam’s biggest EU trade partners and plays a vital role in solving international issues. It also serves as an entrance to the Atlantic Ocean, which helps Vietnamese goods enter other European markets. Spain’s support for Vietnam in…... [Read more]
The agreement was reached during the talks between Vietnamese State President Nguyen Minh Triet and Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero in Madrid on December 15. The two sides also agreed to closely cooperate in boosting the ASEAN-EU relations and strengthening each country’s relationship with the two regional organsiations, especially when Vietnam will assume the ASEAN Chair in 2010 and Spain will undertake the EU Presidency in the first six months of next year. President Triet highlighted Vietnam’s decision to participate in the “Alliance of Civilisations” under Spain’s initiative and PM Zapatero welcomed the decision. At the talks, the…... [Read more]
Vietnam - Spain Bilateral Relations Further Enhanced Vietnamese Government’s open door policy to private and foreign investors has created a future with great hope and opportunities for Spanish investors. On the occasion of 32nd anniversary of Vietnam-Spain diplomatic relations, Vietnam Business Forum reporter Le Phuong talks with Mrs. Maria de la Soledad Fuentes Gomez, Spanish Ambassador to Vietnam. Would you please talk about the landmarks of Vietnam and Spain since the two countries established the diplomatic relations? First of all, I would like to highlight the fact that Spain and Vietnam established diplomatic relations 32 years ago, in May 1977.…... [Read more]
Vietnam, Spain Trade to Touch US$915Mln This Year Two-way trade between Vietnam and Spain is expected to climb to US$915 million this year, posting an on-year increase of 20 per cent, according to the Spanish Economic and Commercial Office in Ho Chi Minh City. The growth is substantial but it still remains below expectations by the two countries, said Soledad Fuentes Gomez, Spanish Ambassador to Vietnam. Vietnam is estimated to import $150-170 million worth of building materials and machinery from the foreign country this year, among others. Garments, footwear, furniture, seafood and coffee are now the country’s staple export items…... [Read more]
Vietnam and Spain have always attached great importance to strengthening their bilateral cooperation since they officially established diplomatic relations in 1977. Vietnamese ambassador to Spain Truong Trieu Duong made the remark in a recent interview granted to El Mundo Financiero (the World of Finance) newspaper of Spain on the occasion of the 35 th anniversary of Vietnam-Spain diplomatic ties (May 23, 1977-2012). Vietnam and Spain officially set up a strategic partnership towards the future and signed a joint action programme to define the framework of a special relationship between the two countries during the visit to Spain in 2009 by…... [Read more]