PORTUGAL - VIETNAM
A REMARKABLE PROGRESS
Brief and summary information regarding Portugal's bilateral relations, including dates of the establishment of diplomatic relations and first diplomatic mission.
PORTUGAL - VIETNAM: THE DISCOVERIES
Diplomatic relations between the two countries began on May 22, 1956, through the recognition of the Republic of South Vietnam by Portugal, and were established on July 1, 1975, already as the current Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
The first diplomatic mission was made on February 23, 1981, by the Ambassador resident in Bangkok, Kingdom of Thailand, José Renato Pinto Soares, through credentials as non-resident in Hanoi, capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
The jurisdiction of the consular area of the embassy in Bangkok comprises, in addition to Thailand and Vietnam, Malaysia, Burma, Laos and Cambodia.
For more information regarding diplomatic and consular matters, visit the website of the Embassy of Portugal in Thailand here.