Vietnam expands cooperation with African nations

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(VOV) - A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Le Luong Minh visited Botswana, Namibia and Ethiopia from April 11-20 with a view to promoting bilateral cooperation.

During the visit, Deputy FM Minh worked with Ethiopia’s Deputy Prime Minister cum Foreign Minister and Ministers of Agriculture, and Information and Communication Technology (ICT); and Botswana’s and Namibia’s Ministers of Foreign Affairs, and Industry and Trade.

At the meeting with Botswana FM Skelemani, the two sides agreed to establish cooperative relations between ministries, sectors and enterprises to support each other for mutual benefit.

Botswana ministries and sectors are keen to learn more about the cooperation projects Vietnam is carrying out in African countries, hoping that Vietnamese businesses will become involved in production joint ventures in Botswana and set up cooperation in healthcare, pharmaceutics and trade, Mr Skelemani said.

Namibian leaders expressed their delight at the fine development in the fraternal friendship between the two countries and appreciated Vietnamese experts’ effective contributions to cooperation projects on aquaculture and rice growing.

They said they hope ministries and sectors from the two countries will promote the exchange of plans, expand cooperation models and consider the possibility of implementing new cooperation projects on agriculture, oil and gas exploitation, healthcare, garments and textiles, and construction.

Ethiopian Deputy PM and FM Dessalegn spoke highly of the Vietnamese delegation’s specific proposals on trade and investment cooperation. Both sides agreed that relevant agencies need to accelerate their exchanges towards the signing of agreements which will serve as a foundation for carrying out cooperation projects on agriculture, healthcare, construction and telecommunication services.

In the countries the Vietnamese delegation visited, both sides informed each other about the socio-economic situation and development policies in their respective countries. They consented to promote the exchange of visits at all levels, create favourable conditions for businesses to establish partnerships, and coordinate and support each other at international forums.

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