HA NOI — Viet Nam attaches much importance to boosting multifaceted co-operation with Mozambique, a country it considers its important partner in Africa.
President Truong Tan Sang made the statement yesterday while receiving Mozambican Ambassador Antonio Incacio Junior who was ending his working term in Viet Nam.
The President expressed his thanks to Mozambique for its support at multilateral forums and praised the ambassador's contributions to heightening relations in the past years.
He suggested that Mozambique create favourable conditions for Vietnamese enterprises to invest in the fields of telecommunications and agriculture to increase two-way trade turnover to US$1 billion.
Ambassador Inacio Junior expressed his thanks to Viet Nam for its support during his working term.
He also informed the President about the progress of projects with Viettel Group and the Viet Nam Rubber Group, affirming that Mozambique would always facilitate Vietnamese enterprises.
He considered the establishment of a Mozambican embassy in Viet Nam as an important step in developing relations and expressed his hope that Viet Nam would become the bridge to connect Mozambique with the Southeast Asian market.
On this occasion, Sang invited his Mozambican counterpart to visit Viet Nam at his earliest convenience.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday said Viet Nam and Indonesia should take advantage of their fortes to improve co-operation.
He made the statement while receiving the newly accredited Ambassador of Indonesia Mayerfas.
The PM stressed that achievements made via the two countries' co-operative and friendly relations had contributed to regional peace, stability and development.
He suggested the two sides further co-operate in trade, economics, investment, tourism, science, technology, agriculture, fisheries, culture and education while boosting two-way trade turnover to US$10 billion by 2015, doubling the previous set figure.
Dung called on the Indonesian ambassador to make every effort in strengthening the traditional and friendly relations between the two nations.
He affirmed that the Vietnamese Government would create favourable conditions for the diplomat to fulfil his tasks.
Ambassador Mayerfas said he would do his best in setting up a comprehensive co-operation programme between the two sides.
He expressed his hope that the two countries would boost delegation exchanges and share experiences in developing their respective socio-economies. — VNS