Tanzania a prioritised African partner of VN: Acting President

Update: October, 12/2018 - 10:34
Acting President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh ( r) receives Tanzanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Augustine Mahiga in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Lâm Khánh

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam attaches great importance to its relations with Tanzania, one of the country’s priority partners in Africa, Acting President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh said on Thursday.

At a meeting with visiting Tanzanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Augustine Mahiga in Hà Nội, Thịnh noted with pleasure the fruitful bilateral political collaboration in the Party, Government and National Assembly channels.

She urged the two sides to promote political cooperation as it creates a firm foundation and favourable conditions for economic, trade and investment ties, as well as affiliation in other spheres.

The host also suggested that the two countries step up trade and investment relations to bring bilateral trade turnover to US$1 billion in the near future, as agreed by their leaders, while expanding partnerships in agriculture, telecommunications and consumer goods production.

Việt Nam stands ready to share its experience in agricultural production with Tanzania, helping the Tanzanian government realise its strategy of making agriculture a spearhead sector for the nation’s development.

Thịnh expressed her hope Việt Nam and Tanzania will carry forward their cooperation and work together at international and multilateral forums, including the UN Non-Aligned Movement.

She congratulated Tanzania on its achievements in recent times and lauded the role, position and contributions of Tanzania to peace, integration and development in East Africa.

For his part, Mahiga highlighted the time-honoured cooperative ties between Việt Nam and Tanzania.

Expressing his admiration for Việt Nam’s socio-economic achievements, he said Việt Nam is an exemplary model for Tanzania during its process of national development.

Tanzania supports Việt Nam’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council for 2020-21, he affirmed.

The minister said Việt Nam’s investments have helped Tanzania with economic transformation, towards industrialisation and modernisation.

The Tanzanian government always creates the best possible conditions for Vietnamese firms to operate in the country, he stressed, expressing his hope Tanzania will attract more Vietnamese enterprises in the time ahead. — VNS