(PCGNY) Consul General Theresa Dizon-De Vega met with the head of the Consulate of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in New York, Consul Nguyen Thanh Thuy to introduce herself early in her tenure as Consul General.
Consul General De Vega and Consul Nguyen discussed the state of Philippines-Vietnam Bilateral Relations and common concerns as well as their respective initiatives in the US Northeast Region.
They spoke about the recent successful Visit of President Rodrigo Duterte to Vietnam in September 2016 and how this augurs well for moving the bilateral relations forward.
Consul General De Vega discussed with her Vietnamese counterpart the thematic priorities for the Philippines’ Chairmanship of ASEAN as well as the commemorative events marking the 50th Anniversary of the regional grouping.
They likewise exchanged ideas on possible ASEAN 50th Anniversary commemorative activities to be held in New York by the different ASEAN Member countries’ Consulates.
As part of our efforts to establish closer linkages with other Consulates General in New York including our Asian neighbors and ASEAN Dialogue Partners I called on the Consul General of China Madam Zhang Qiyue to discuss our bilateral relations, ASEAN, and common concerns and work in the US Northeast. CG Zhang Qiyue was former Amb to Belgium & Foreign Ministry Spokesperso.