The same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also exchanged congratulations with Chilean Foreign Minister Andrés Allamand Zavala.
In an interview granted to Vietnam News Agency, Charge d’affaires a.i. Gonzalo Guaiquil at the Chilean Embassy said Vietnam and Chile have nurtured and preserved their sound cooperative relations and traditional friendship as well as comprehensive development partnership over the past five decades.
Chile is the fourth largest trade partner of Vietnam in Latin America, with two-way trade exceeding US$1 billion benchmark in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic, up over 1% year-on-year.
Chile was among one of the very first nations to recognise Vietnam's market economy. Both sides signed the FTA on the sidelines of the APEC Summit in Hawaii, the US, in November 2011.