Vietnam, Egypt seal cooperation agreements

Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang and Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi hold talks in Hanoi on September 6 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam and Egypt
struck a number of cooperation agreements under the witness of Presidents Tran
Dai Quang and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi after their talks in Hanoi on September 6.

The two countries signed the minutes of the
Vietnam-Egypt Intergovernmental Committee’s fifth meeting.

The Ministries of Industry and Trade signed a
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on establishing a trade and industry
cooperation sub-committee, while the Ministries of Transport inked a MoU on
marine transport collaboration.

A MoU was also inked between Radio The Voice of
Vietnam (VOV) and Egypt’s national radio broadcaster.

Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and
Tourism and Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism agreed to implement a tourism
cooperation programme in 2017-2019 and a cultural partnership programme in
2017-2021. 

Memoranda of Understanding on cooperation were
also reached by Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment and Egypt’s
Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation; and Vietnam’s Ministry of
Planning and Investment and Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority.

Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural
Development and Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation obtained a
MoU on fishery cooperation.

Egypt has been the second largest trade partner
of Vietnam in Africa, with two-way trade hitting 316 million USD in 2016.
Vietnam exported seafood, automobile spare parts, fabric, black peppercorn,
coffee, rubber and other consumer goods to Egypt and imported mainly chemicals,
oil products, milk and dairy products, and fibres.-VNA



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