Vice President attends inauguration of Indonesian leaders

Monday, 2019-10-21 15:32:12
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Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh (L) and Indonesian President Joko Widodo. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Vietnamese Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh attended the inauguration of Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Vice President Ma’ruf Amin for the 2019-2024 tenure in Jakarta, Indonesia, on October 20.

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During separate meetings with the President and Vice President following the ceremony, Thinh conveyed letters of congratulations from Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to Widodo, in which they expressed their belief that the new Indonesian government will reap great successes towards realising the Vision 2045 with the aim of turning the country into the world’s fifth largest economy after 100 years of independence.

The Vietnamese Vice President also spoke highly of Indonesia’s increasingly important role in the region and the world. On recent developments in the East Sea, Thinh asked Indonesia to continue supporting Vietnam’s legitimate stance and objections to violations of sovereignty and international law, especially the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), and to step up the full and effective implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) and negotiations to reach an effective and practical Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC) in line with international law.

On the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony, Thinh held brief meetings with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad, Singaporean PM Lee Hsien Loong, Australian PM Scott Morrison, Chinese Vice President Wang Qisan, Myanmar Vice President Henry Van Thio, Thai Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith, Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Lopez Locsin, US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Chief of Staff of the Korean President Noh Young-min and Japanese Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Norihiro Nakayama.