|Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (right) receives newly-accredited Egyptian Ambassador to Việt Nam Mahmoud Hassan Nayel. — Photo chinhphu.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Vietnamese government always treasures its traditional friendship with the government and people of Egypt – a country with a long-lasting civilisation and world-renowned landmark destinations, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has said.
The PM told newly-accredited Egyptian Ambassador to Việt Nam Mahmoud Hassan Nayel at a reception in Hà Nội on May 30 that Việt Nam is strong in agricultural products such as tea, aquatic products, rice, cashew nuts, coffee, pepper, apparel and rubber so the country wants to boost trade ties with Egypt in agriculture to lift two-way trade.
He asked for promoting collaboration in oil and gas, and strengthening connections between the two countries’ localities, firstly accelerating the signing of agreements on establishing friendship and co-operation between Hà Nội and Cairo, and the northern province of Ninh Bình and Luxor.
The host requested the holding of friendship activities this year on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.
Nayel, for his part, spoke highly of development achievements scored by the Vietnamese government and people in diverse areas.
He suggested both sides facilitate the exchange of all-level visits while promoting State, parliamentary and people-to-people diplomacy, thereby raising mutual understanding between the two countries’ people.
Proposing further promotion of the bilateral comprehensive partnership in various fields, the guest noted that fisheries and oil and gas are strengths of Egypt. — VNS