Late president Trần Đại Quang (left) and his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda review the Guard of Honour in Hà Nội during the Polish leader's visit to Việt Nam in November, 2017. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam and Poland today marks 70 years of diplomatic ties.
Poland was among the first seven countries to recognise and establish diplomatic relations with Việt Nam in 1950. Since then, Poland has always supported and helped Việt Nam in the struggle of Vietnamese people for national independence and have a long tradition of friendship.
Over the past 70 years, the traditional friendship and multifaceted cooperation between the two countries have developed well in many fields like academic, scientific, cultural and economic platforms.
Trade and investment has also seen positive growth in recent years.
In 2018, two-way trade turnover between the two nations reached nearly US$1.6 billion, up some 60 per cent compared to 2017.
By the end of September 2019, total import and export turnover reached more than $1.3 billion of which, Việt Nam exported more than $1.1 billion and imported more than $207 million worth of goods.
The key sectors of cooperation are agro-food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, green technologies and wastewater treatment. Other potential areas are software/IT, heavy industries such as mining, shipbuilding, machinery and equipment for agricultural production, and food processing.
Over the past seven decades, thousands of Vietnamese students have chosen Poland as the destination for their academic pursuits. — VNS