Party leader Nong Duc Manh arrived in New Zealand’s Wellington on the evening of September 9, beginning an official visit to the country at the invitation of Prime Minister John Key.
Manukau City mayor Len Brown (L) greets visiting Vietnamese Party chief Nong Duc Manh on Sep. 9 (Photo: VNA)
He was welcomed at the airport by the New Zealand Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, NZ Ambassador to Vietnam, ASEAN Ambassadors to NZ, and representatives of Vietnamese nationals in the country.
PM Key is scheduled to hold a welcoming ceremony for Mr. Manh at the headquarters of the NZ parliament in the morning of September 10. They will later hold talks on measures to boost bilateral cooperation and establish a stable, durable and comprehensive partnership between the two countries.