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President ends Tanzania visit, pledges to up trade

Update: March, 12/2016 - 09:00
President Trương Tấn Sang addresses the 2nd Việt Nam - Tanzania Business Forum on Thursday. He wrapped up the visit to the country yesterday and went to Mozambique on the same day for a three-day visit. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Khang

HÀ NỘI (VNS) — President Trương Tấn Sang wrapped up his State visit to Tanzania yesterday reaching dozens of agreements to elevate the two countries’ co-operation.

A joint communiqué on the March 8-11 visit said Presidents Trương Tấn Sang and John Magufuli shared the belief that their countries’ relationship, built on the foundation created by Presidents Hồ Chí Minh and Julius Nyerere, will advance robustly in all fields.

The leaders expressed their desire to broaden the existing relations and seek new co-operation opportunities in trade, investment, education, science and technology, food processing, animal feed production, aquaculture, footwear and apparel, farming machinery, cement manufacturing, the building of low-cost houses and petro-chemistry.

Agreeing to deepen the two countries’ ties, they underscored the need to foster comprehensive co-operation.

According to the communiqué, the two sides must raise bilateral trade to US$1 billion by 2020. They pledged to do more to push for the signing of an agreement on the avoidance of double taxation and another on investment promotion and protection.

They backed the operations of Vietnamese enterprises, like the military-run telecom group Viettel, PetroVietnam and Hapro in Tanzania, while stressing the important role played by the Vietnam-Tanzania Joint Committee, which was set up in 2004 and will convene its second meeting in 2016.

The countries renewed their commitments to promoting peace and security globally and regionally in compliance with the UN Charter and international law, continuing to work together to defend basic principles of international law – especially pertaining to the handling of disputes by peaceful measures.

Before leaving Dar Es Salaam for Mozambique, President Sang received Agriculture Minister Christopher Chiza and several businesspeople, who asked for Việt Nam’s support for partnerships in breeding, plantation and post-harvest processing.

During his State visit to the African nation from March 11-13, President Sang is expected to discuss with his Mozambican counterpart measures to enhance co-operation between the two countries. — VNS

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