President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja congratulated the people of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on coming out of the Cold War era with their nationalism intact.The president said this speaking at a farewell audience with the out-going Vietnamese Ambassador to Nigeria Mr Pham Tuan Anh at the State House.“I am very impressed with your country for coming out of the Cold War in a very patriotic mode. You are among the victims of the Cold War, but you successfully emerged with your nationalism intact,” he said.
The president also commended Vietnam’s achievements in agriculture, adding that he was pleased to learn that the Ambassador enjoyed his three-year tour of duty in Nigeria.In his remarks, Ambassador Pham Tuan Anh congratulated the president on his re-election, saying he was pleased to witness changes promised by the Nigerian leader being delivered in many sectors, especially transport and power.“I am happy seeing many positive changes under your leadership. Before I came here, I had negative opinions of Nigeria. Now I have changed my mind. I will tell my people the good stories of Nigeria,” he said.
The out-going Ambassador also commended the growth in trade, diplomatic and political relations between Nigeria and his country, and hoped that the upward trajectory would be sustained.