|President Truong Tan Sang receives Angolan Minister of Science and Technology Maria Candida Teixeira in Ha Noi.—VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang
HA NOI (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang said that Viet Nam was ready to increase the scale of co-operation with Angola and deepen bilateral ties.
Sang was talking in Ha Noi yesterday with Angolan Minister of Science and Technology Maria Candida Teixeira, who is here to attend the sixth meeting of the Viet Nam-Angola Inter-Governmental Committee.
He suggested that both sides reviewed their co-operation mechanisms across all sectors, including politics, economics and culture, with a view to enhancing bilateral ties while regularly discussing regional and global issues of mutual interest.
The two sides could consider signing more agreements if necessary, he said, adding Viet Nam would send more experts and workers to Angola.
Minister Teixeira shared her host's ideas, saying that the existing co-operative ties were yet to fully exploit the two countries' potential.
At the same time, she noted co-operation between Vietnamese and Angolan ministries and agencies had grown more effective, and both sides should work in this direction for mutual benefits.
Thanking Viet Nam for its professional assistance in healthcare and education, the minister stressed that Angola had warm feelings for its Vietnamese friends.
The Viet Nam-Angola Inter-Governmental Committee held in Ha Noi yesterday was co-chaired by Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan and Angolan Minister Teixeira.
Reviewing their co-operation during the 2011-13 period, both sides agreed that positive results had been made in politics and diplomacy, education and training, agriculture and rural development, industry and trade and healthcare.
|The Viet Nam-Angola Inter-Governmental Committee held in Ha Noi yesterday was co-chaired by Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan and Angolan Minister Teixeira.— VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyet
Two-way trade turnover stood at US$125 million in 2012, with Viet Nam's exports to the African nation up nearly 70 per cent over 2011.
The two sides reached a consensus to create favourable conditions for enterprises in Viet Nam and Angola to seek opportunities and invest in both countries.
They will work together to conduct Portuguese lessons for Vietnamese experts, as well as send more Vietnamese educational experts to Angola at the latter's request.
Both ministers wanted more co-operation in labour, looking to build a recruitment and management mechanism for Vietnamese workers in Angola.
The Vietnamese side suggested holding negotiations to sign an agreement on labour, creating a legal framework for enterprises to recruit workers while ensuring the rights and interests of Vietnamese workers in Angola.
The next Viet Nam-Angola Inter-Governmental Meeting is slated for 2015 in the Angolan capital of Luanda. — VNS