At the reception, Ambassador Dato 'Shariffah Norhana Syed Mustaffa expressed her delight at the development of the Vietnam-Malaysia relationship, highlighted by the visit of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to Vietnam in 2019.
She highly spoke of the success of Vietnam and Hanoi in particular in an effort to combat the Covid-19 disease.
The ambassador committed to making further contributions to boosting the relations between the two countries, especially between Hanoi and Malaysia’s localities.
Dato 'Shariffah Norhana Syed Mustaffa also thanked the city authorities for their support for Malaysian enterprises who are operating in Vietnam in general and in Hanoi in particular over the past time. These enterprises wish to do business in Vietnam for the long term, she added.
For his part, Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung congratulated Dato 'Shariffah Norhana Syed Mustaffa on her new term in Vietnam.
He hoped the ambassador will contribute to elevating the Vietnam-Malaysia friendship to a new height while serving as a bridge connecting Hanoi and Kuala Lumpur and other localities of Malaysia in trade and tourism, among others.
Hanoi mayor suggested that the two sides should regard cultural exchanges as a pillar for the cooperation, and affirmed that the Hanoi’s authorities are ready to join and support the Malaysian side in organizing cultural activities in the pedestrian area around Hoan Kiem Lake.
The chairman informed the guest that Hanoi will host the Meeting of Governors of ASEAN Capitals, with the participation of a delegation from Kuala Lumpur. Thus, he wished to receive the support from the Malaysian ambassador and embassy to make the event a success.
Hanoi will create favorable conditions and remove obstacles for Malaysian businesses who wish to invest and do business in the city, he pledged.
Chung also hoped the two sides will enhance the cooperation in fields of trade, investment, education, among others.