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Viet Nam, Egypt boost cooperation in potential areas

Update: October, 28/2019 - 08:32



Vietnamese and Egyptian representatives speak at the seminar in Cairo on Saturday. — VNA/VNS Photo Anh Tuấn

CAIRO – The Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt organised a seminar in the coastal tourist city of Sharm El Sheikh on Saturday to seek measures to boost cooperation between the two countries in various fields, especially economy, investment and tourism.

Addressing the function, Vietnamese Ambassador Trần Thành Công said the two nations see great potential for tourism collaboration. But the number of Egyptian tourists to Viet Nam remains humble as they still lack information about the Southeast Asian country.

Therefore, the seminar aims to promote the image and tourist destinations of Việt Nam to Egyptian friends, thus increasing the number of visitors from the North African country, he said.

Florin Macovei, a scholar from Romania, said Việt Nam should promote its potential and strengths, and further advertise its famous tourist sites to international visitors, he noted.

According to Mohamed Rabie El-Sherbini from Egypt’s Alexandria city, Egyptians need to have more information about Viet Nam, not only its history and culture but also its economy and tourism.

During the seminar, a representative of the Vietnamese Embassy presented a report on economic-trade cooperation between Việt Nam and Egypt as well as highlighted Việt Nam’s outstanding economic development achievements.

Documentary films featuring the landscapes and people of Việt Nam were screened, together with a display of photos, items, books, newspapers and publications on tourism and handicraft products of Viet Nam. — VNS


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