|Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam (L) welcomes Minister and Secretary General of the Presidency Patrick Achi and a high-ranking delegation from the Ivory Coast in Hà Nội on Friday.—VNA/VNS Photo|
Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam made the statement in Hà Nội on Friday while receiving Minister and Secretary General of the Presidency Patrick Achi and a high-ranking delegation from the Ivory Coast.
At the meeting, Đam spoke highly of the traditional partnership between the two nations, as well as support and sentiments of the people of the African country for Việt Nam.
Since Việt Nam and Ivory Coast set up diplomatic ties in 1975, the countries worked together at various multilateral forums, he noted. With two-way trade reaching about US$1 billion in 2018, the Ivory Coast was Việt Nam’s second largest trade partner in Africa.
The countries needed to determine fields of mutual concern, such as human resources, digital economy and economic structure transition, the deputy PM said.
Đam underlined the establishment of co-operation mechanisms at governmental and ministry levels to strengthen the bilateral co-operation and friendship, benefitting firms and people of the two countries.
In reply, Achi said during the visit, his delegation had working sessions with leaders of the Government Office, the Ministry of Information and Communications and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to discuss the implementation of e-government and digital economy.
The delegation also made fact-finding trips to northern Quảng Ninh Province, along with Cần Thơ City and HCM City in the south, he noted.
Achi expressed his hope to learn from Việt Nam’s education development, especially high school education. VNS