Mozambican PM’s Vietnam visit to enhance bilateral ties

Hanoi, March 10 (VNA) – President Truong Tan Sang will discuss with his Mozambican counterpart measures to enhance the economic cooperation between the two countries during his State visit to the African nation from March 11-13. The two leaders will focus on ways to boost ties in the fields of agriculture, healthcare, education, communications, and take the occasion to exchange views on regional and global issues of common concern. They will also attend and deliver speech at the Vietnam-Mozambique business forum. President Sang’s visit to Mozambique is expected to elevate political relations to a new height while creating momentum for the two countries’ enterprises and investors to foster trade activities, thus benefiting both nations. The two countries have carried out a line-up of cooperation projects in agriculture and fisheries and signed numerous agreements in other fields, such as a framework agreement on economic, cultural, scientific and technological cooperation and a trade agreement in 2003, an agreement on investment encouragement and protection in 2007, among others. In 2014, the two governments reached another agreement on joint research into food crop development in Mozambique for 2013-2017. Two-way trade increased from 7.7 million USD in 2003 to 97.5 million USD in 2014. Vietnam’s major exports to Mozambique are clinker, rice, electric wire, electric cable, among others. Furthermore, high-ranking delegation exchanges have been conducted between two nations for years. Last year, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai made a three-day visit to the African country on the occasion of the 40 th anniversary of…... [read more]

(VOV) - On August 1, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai left Mozambique, concluding his official visit to the African country. Earlier on July 31, the Deputy PM had a meeting with Speaker of the Mozambique Parliament Veronica Macamo who argued that economic and trade partnership between Mozambique and Vietnam is still far below their high cooperation potential. Hai suggested both sides should work closely to boost the friendship and cooperation in various fields, including legislation while expressing hope that the Vietnamese Government delegation’s visit will open a new chapter in bilateral ties. He also briefed his host on the recent socio-economic situation in Vietnam, saying that with similarities between the two countries, Vietnam and Mozambique could support each other for mutual progress. The same day, Hai and his entourage visited Movitel, a joint venture between Vietnam’s Viettel Group and Mozambique’s telecommunications sector. After three years of operation, Movitel has risen as one of the three largest telecommunication firms in the African country. Also on July 31, the Deputy PM attended a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam-Mozambique diplomatic ties. In his speech, Deputy Foreign Minister Vu Hong Nam and his Mozambique counterpart Nyeleti Mondlane noted that over the past four decades, the bilateral relationship has been expanded significantly. They expressed belief that the Deputy PM’s visit would further deepen economic, trade and investment collaboration between the two nations During the visit, Hai had a meeting with the Vietnamese community in Mozambique, including many agricultural, education and health…... [read more]

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(VOVworld) – A special art program featuring traditional and modern African ballets by Mozambique’s national art troupe took place Tuesday at the Hanoi Opera House to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Mozambique. The event was also intended to mark the 40th anniversary of Mozambican Independence. Mozambique’s national art troupe performs traditional and modern African ballets (photo: NDO) Addressing the opening ceremony, Mozambican Ambassador to Vietnam Gamiliel Munguambe highlighted the fine traditional relations between Vietnam and Mozambique as the two nations are working to boost cooperation in politics, diplomacy, economics, culture, education and training, and telecommunications. A series of events will be held in Hanoi and the Mozambican capital city of Maputo. The Mozambique cultural week is taking place in Hanoi, featuring various cultural, sporting, and culinary activities.... [read more]

(CPV) - The Republic of Mozambique from Southeastern Africa will celebrate 40 years of National Independence on June 25th, 2015. In the very same day, Mozambique and Vietnam will celebrate 40 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations. In line with decisions undertaken by both countries, celebratory activities will take place both in the capitals of Maputo (Mozambique) and Hanoi (Vietnam). According to Mozambican Ambassador to Vietnam, Mr Gamiliel Munguambe, the Embassy of Mozambique in Vietnam, in coordination with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Mozambique and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam will organise a cultural week in Hanoi, which will comprise cultural, sport and gastronomic activities, from June 13th - 19th. A football tournament is planned to take place on June 13th at the premises of the Vietnam Football Federation, with games being played between Mozambican community in Vietnam and teams from the Party and the Government institutions as well as from Viettel, followed by an inaugural dinner at Aquaria restaurant. On June 16th, a gala performance by the Mozambique National Song and Dance Company will be staged at the Opera House in Hanoi. Then, on June 19th, La Salsa Restaurant in Hanoi will serve a special Mozambique whole menu dinner. The bilateral trade revenue between Vietnam and Mozambique has reached around USD300-400million so far, in which traditional cooperation sectors are gas and oil, education, agriculture, telecommunications and health./.... [read more]

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(VOVworld) – Vietnam is representing Francophonie countries at cultural and communications activities currently being held in Mozambique, as observer to the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF). The week-long event to celebrate the International Francophonie Day 2015opened on Sunday. Addressing the opening ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Van Trung highlighted the Francophonie community’s contributions to preserving linguistic and cultural diversity, promoting South-South cooperation, and tackling global challenges such as epidemics, natural disasters, and environmental pollution. During the Francophonie week in Mozambique, the Vietnamese Embassy is showcasing photos in praise of Vietnam’s beautiful landscape and people. The exhibition is the first in a series of activities to mark the 40th anniversary of Vietnam-Mozambique diplomatic ties.... [read more]

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung held talks with his Mozambican counterpart Aires Bonifacio Baptista Ali in Hanoi on Sept. 3 after an official welcome ceremony to the guest. PM Dung described the Vietnam visit by the high-level Mozambican delegation as evidence of the fine traditional political ties between the two countries, especially since the visit is taking place during the time of Vietnam 's celebrations of the 65 th National Day and upcoming 1,000 th birthday of the capital city, along with the 35 th anniversary of Vietnam-Mozambique diplomatic ties. He expressed thanks to the Mozambican people - and particularly PM Aires Bonifacio Baptista Ali - for their generous support to Vietnam . The Vietnamese PM affirmed that Vietnam attached importance to the development of relations with traditional friends in Africa - including Mozambique - and was ready to share experiences in economic development, development of infrastructure, education and healthcare, as well as agriculture and poverty reduction. PM Aires Bonifacio Baptista Ali praised the effectiveness of implementing cooperation projects and programmes on investment, trade, agriculture, health care and education between the two countries and expressed his hope of bringing economic relations closer together while strengthening political ties. The two government leaders defined practical measures to boost cooperation in key areas and expand cooperation in areas of potential. They agreed to promptly hold a meeting of the Inter-governmental Commission to examine cooperation results and work out a plan of action for the future. On this occasion, the two PMs witnessed the…... [read more]

Hoang Van Dung, Chairman of ABAC Vietnam. (Source: VNA) Ottawa (VNA) – The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) needs to become an open, innovative and inclusive region with a long-term vision to create sustainable and inclusive growth, heard the third APEC Business Advisory Council meeting (ABAC III) in Toronto, Canada. In a press release issued after the conference, which was held from July 24-28, ABAC members highlighted four priority fields of intensifying integration and trade liberalisation, speeding up the development of small- and medium-sized enterprises, developing science and technology, and bettering human resources training. They also stressed the need for APEC economies to take action toward the establishment of the Asia-Pacific Free Trade Area based on the results of ambitious regional agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, and the Pacific Alliance. Talking to Vietnam News Agency correspondents, APEC Executive Director Alan Bollard said that as ABAC III was a meeting of enterprises, delegates discussed a series of issues related to trade and investment and on how to maintain dynamic growth in the Asia-Pacific region. New issues, including e-commerce, development of small enterprises and the role of women in the economy, were also put on table, he added. Chairman of the ABAC Vietnam Hoang Van Dung emphasised the importance of science and technology in the digital era, especially for such developing countries as Vietnam. Within the framework of the conference, a representative from the Vietnamese delegation informed the participants of…... [read more]

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