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Deputy Foreign Minister of Vietnam Pham Quang Hiêu.

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Vietnam has always valued traditional friendships with South Africa and recognizes it as important.Co-development partnerVietnam is determined to promote comprehensive cooperation in Africa and with this country, said Vietnam’s Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Hieu.


Official, co-chaired by a video conference with South Africa’s Deputy Minister for International Relations, Candice Machego Dramini, 5When Vietnam-South Africa Intergovernmental Partnership Forum Conference on Economic, Commercial, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Cooperation.

Pham Quang Hieu welcomed the continued development and many developments of bilateral cooperation in diplomatic relations for nearly 30 years and stated that the country is currently Vietnam’s largest trading partner in Africa.

Deputy Minister Candice Machego Dramini emphasized Vietnam’s important position in South Africa’s foreign policy across Asia, especially Southeast Asia, and welcomed the development and close coordination of good relations between the two countries at the Multilateral Forum.

The video conference-sponsored event saw the fruits of bilateral cooperation since four years.When Meeting of Intergovernmental Partnership Forums on Economic, Commercial, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Cooperation.

Good cooperation in various fields

The two countries will take concrete steps to further deepen their good relations based on the results of cooperation in various fields (politics, trade, investment, agriculture, defense, education, science and technology, justice, tourism, environment, etc.). Discussed about.

Vietnam’s shoe exports to South Africa are booming. Photo: VNA / CVN

Both sides agreed to maintain high-level delegation liaison and exchange, strengthen mutual support in international and regional forums, and effectively promote bilateral cooperation mechanisms. They said they are working closely to expand the scale and structure of trade and promote cooperation in industry, agriculture, investment and tourism.

The parties acknowledge the importance of strengthening cooperation in the areas of defense, security, justice, environment, science, technology, education and training, and the potential to expand cooperation in construction, information, telecommunications and labor. I offered to study. … they are taking steps to effectively implement signed documents, accelerate negotiations with a view to signing important cooperation documents, and remove obstacles and obstacles faced by current cooperation. Agreed to.

The two parties were unanimous to hold the next meeting in South Africa, scheduled for 2024, and signed the minutes of five.When meeting.