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Vietnam willing to boost trade with Mozambique, ensuring food security

With bilateral trade currently just US$200 million, Vietnam keen to increase ties, pointing to success of recent telecommunications joint venture.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:44 am

Vietnamese State President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has said he is willing to boost trade with Mozambique to support the African republic in ensuring food security.

Phúc held a reception in Hanoi for the President of the Mozambican Assembly, Esperança Bias, who was on an official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of her Vietnamese counterpart, Vương Đình Huệ.

Citing the Movitel telecommunications joint venture in Mozambique as a successful model that demonstrates the great potential of cooperation between the two countries, the Vietnamese president asked the Mozambican leader to continue to create favourable conditions for Movitel to operate and innovate, improve service quality and expand mobile services to rural areas.

Currently, bilateral trade has only reached US$200 million, and the president suggested the two sides promote trade cooperation to a level commensurate with the potential and market size of each side, and support businesses to strengthen trade links.

With a large food export capacity, especially rice, Vietnam will support Mozambique in ensuring food security and is willing to strengthen cooperation in health and education in relevant areas, and expand cooperation in culture and sports, President Phúc told the Mozambique leader.

The Mozambican parliament leader thanked President Phúc, saying that she was very impressed with Vietnam’s socio-economic development achievements.

President Phúc said that Vietnam attaches great importance to promoting traditional friendship and cooperation with Mozambique, and considers the country to be one of the key cooperation partners in Africa.

In order to promote cooperation between the two countries in the future, the president proposed to strengthen the exchange of delegations and high-level contacts. President Phúc conveyed his regards and sent an invitation to Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi to visit Vietnam, CLBrief reported.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:44 am

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