The opening of the Romanian Consulate and the appointment of the honourary consul in Ho Chi Minh City takes place at a time when Romania’s capital Bucharest and Ho Chi Minh City are also negotiating on a sister-city agreement, an important step towards strengthening the traditional friendship between the two countries.
The ceremony was held warmly with the witness of Ambassador of Romania to Vietnam H.E. Valeriu Arteni; Vuong Duy Bien, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism; Le Quang Long, director of Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Foreign Affairs; along with the ambassadors, consuls general, honorary consuls and members of the Consulates in Ho Chi Minh City and representatives from different countries such as the Consulate General of the US, the Consulate General of Germany, Consulate General of Russian Federation, Consulate General of France, Consulate General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City, the Consulate General of South Korea in Ho Chi Minh City, Consulate General of Indonesia, the ITA/ICE Italian Trade Commission - Trade Promotion Section, the Italian Consulate General, European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, French Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Vietnam, and the Singapore Business Group.
Speaking at the ceremony, Ambassador Valeriu Arteni stated that he believes the new honourary consul can build on her skills of a successful businesswoman and former Tourism Ambassador of Vietnam to successfully contribute to strengthening cooperation between the two countries, especially in the field of economy.
“The new honourary consul of Romania will receive the support needed to fulfill the mission of strengthening and tightening the relationship and cooperation between Vietnam and Romania, as well as between Ho Chi Minh City and Bucharest,” he said.
In response, Le Quang Long, director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Foreign Affairs, said that the city will create the necessary conditions to support the consulate’s external activities and enhance solidarity, friendship, and comprehensive cooperation between the city and Romania.
The new honourary consul stated, “This is a great personal honour, and I will be dedicated and do my best to fulfill my role and further reinforce the friendship between the two countries’ peoples.”
She hopes to continue to receive support and valuable experience from Ambassador Arteni, municipal authorities, and the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Foreign Affairs in order to fulfill her duties and make practical contributions to the friendship and promote the comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, especially between Ho Chi Minh City and Bucharest.
The new honorary consul of Romania together with Ambassador Arteni and representatives from different countries
Spanning nearly 70 years, the multi-faceted relationship between Vietnam and Romania is growing strongly. There have been new agreements and programmes in the fields of justice, education, science and technology, and radio and television.
Vietnam is currently one of Romania’s leading trade partners in the ASEAN region and is a traditional partner of Vietnam in Central and Eastern Europe. Trade exchanges between the two countries have increased significantly in recent years.
The opening of the consulate and the honourary consul’s appointment in Vietnam’s major economic centre expresses the two countries’ determination to bring the friendship and cooperation to a new height, especially in the areas of trade, investment, culture, and tourism.
The honourary consulate of Romania is located in Ho Chi Minh City, at 214 Vo Thi Sau street, District 3. This would be the address for Romanian and Vietnamese citizens and businesses to contact when seeking business opportunities, Romanian visa or opportunities to study abroad.