Vice President begins official visit to Mozambique
Vietnamese Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan and her entourage arrived in Maputo capital, Mozambique, on September 10 evening (local time), beginning a four-day official visit to the African country.
Vice President Vo is accompanied by Vice Chairman of the President's Office Pham Thanh Ha, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang, Deputy Head of the Central Committee for Foreign Affairs Truong Quang Hoai Nam, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Phan Thi Thang, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Pham Duc Long, and Vice Chairman of Ha Noi People's Committee Nguyen Manh Quyen.
Welcoming Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan and the Vietnamese delegation at the airport were Vietnamese Ambassador to Mozambique Pham Hoang Kim, Mozambican Minister of Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries Lidia Cardoso, Mozambican Ambassador to Viet Nam Leonardo Rosario Manueal Pene, and representatives from organizations and enterprises of both nations.
Within the visit framework, Vo will hold talks with Prime Minister Adriano Afonso Maleiane, pay courtesy visits to President Filipe Nyusi and President of the Assembly of Mozambique Esperanca Bias, and meet with the President of the Maputo Municipal Council, General Secretary of the Frelimo Party Roque Silva, the President of the Confederation of Mozambique Economic Associations (CTA) and several Mozambican enterprises.
She will also meet with the Vietnamese Embassy's staff and representatives of the Vietnamese community in Mozambique and have a working session with the Movitel telecommunications joint venture.
Her visit aims to affirm the sound traditional relations between Viet Nam and Mozambique, which leaders and people of both countries have treasured.
With the essential roles and increasing positions of Mozambique in Southern Africa and Viet Nam in Southeast Asia, the potential for cooperation between the two countries in the coming time is enormous, especially in economy and trade.
Mozambique has strengths in natural resources, fisheries, and competitive labor, while Viet Nam boasts advantages in agriculture, handicrafts, fisheries, and a hard-working workforce.
Viet Nam and Mozambique established diplomatic relations on June 25, 1975. The former opened its embassy in Mozambique in 1976, showing its respect for and desire to develop the traditional friendship with Mozambique in particular and African countries in general.
In 2022, the two-way trade turnover reached over US$177 million, an increase of 16 percent compared to 2021./.