Chile and Vietnam maintain exceptional diplomatic and friendship relations, with links that multiply and deepen day by day. This strong relationship has its origin in the visit of President Salvador Allende to Vietnam, being President of the Chilean Senate in May 1969, to give his solidarity support to President Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnamese people.
Chile was the second Latin American country to recognize the State of Vietnam on July 31, 1950, and Salvador Allende was the second Latin American Head of State to establish relations at the embassy level.
On March 25, 1971 marks the establishment of diplomatic relations between Chile and the D. R. of Vietnam.
President Allende appointed María Maluenda as charge d'affaires, becoming the first diplomatic representative of Chile in Vietnam.
In 1973, the Chilean military government broke relations with Northern Vietnam and maintained them with southern Vietnam. In 1990, Chile and Vietnam resume diplomatic relations. Vietnam reopened its embassy in Santiago, in December 2003, and Chile opened its embassy in Hanoi, in October 2004.
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