|National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and President of the Cuban National Assembly Esteban Lazo Hernandez at the Antonio Maceo Grajales international airport on April 22, 2023 (photo: VNA)
The Resumen Latinoamericano published an article by Dr. Ruvislei González Sáez who said the visits demonstrate Vietnam's commitment and wish to enhance multifaceted relations with the three Latin American and Caribbean countries, not only through the parliamentary diplomacy channel but also as part of Vietnam's overall foreign policy of prioritizing the deepening of friendship with traditional partners in the region.
The article stressed that those are the highest-level visits by a Vietnamese leader to the region so far this year, and they carry additional significance as they coincide with important historical events, including the 60th founding anniversary of the Cuban Committee for Solidarity with South Vietnam, the 50th anniversary of Fidel Castro Ruz's first visit to Vietnam, the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam-Argentina diplomatic ties and the 30th anniversary of the Vietnam-Uruguay diplomatic ties.
Vietnam has so far established official diplomatic relations with all 33 countries in Latin America, demonstrating its policy of attaching importance to the development of ties with the region. According to the author, the visits will mark a new phase in strengthening political and legislative relations while opening up a new chapter in economic and trade ties between Vietnam and the Latin American region.
Meanwhile, the newswire abcmundial.com said the Argentine Government has always valued and wished to strengthen relationship with Vietnam in its overall foreign policy towards the Asia-Pacific.
It commented that Chairman Hue’s visit to Argentina demonstrates that this South American country is one of Vietnam's most important partners in Latin America.
The website acercandonaciones.com affirmed that the visit is a great opportunity to begin a new phase in bilateral relations, especially in investment and trade.
An article posted on this website on April 23 reviewed the important milestones in the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries, highlighting the signing of the Comprehensive Partnership agreement in 2010, which contributed to the continuous increase in two-way trade from 316 million USD in 2007 to over 4.8 billion USD in 2022.
On March 23, the weekly newspaper Perfil, one of the media outlets with the biggest readership in Argentina, published an editorial affirming that Vietnam is an important partner and a model for economic development of the South American country.