Deputy Foreign Minister held talks with Angolan MOFA's Secretary of State
|Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Quang Hieu held talks with Secretary of State of the Angolan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Domingos Vieira Lopes in Hanoi, on November 15, 2022. (Photo: WVR/Anh Son)|
The two sides agreed to step up delegation exchanges, especially those at the high level, and strive to raise the bilateral trade to over 100 million USD in the coming years.
The officials compared notes on measures and orientations to boost collaboration in politics-diplomacy, economy, trade, health care and education, and consented to consider cooperation mechanisms and consolidate the legal framework to facilitate the bilateral cooperation.
The two sides concurred to soon organise the seventh meeting of the Vietnam-Angola Inter-governmental Committee in Luanda.
|Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Hieu at the opening of the Photo Exhibition on Angolan culture, country and people. (Photo: Anh Son)|
Deputy Foreign Minister Hieu spoke highly of Angola’s position and role in Africa and expressed his delight at positive developments in the friendship and multi-faceted cooperation between the two countries.
The Deputy Foreign Minister expressed his wish that the two Foreign Ministries will carry forward their pioneering role in promoting the time-honoured relationship, for peace, cooperation and development in the region.
|Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Hieu and Secretary of State Domingos Vieira Lopes cut the ribbon to open the Photo Exhibition on Angolan culture, country and people. (Photo: Anh Son) |
For his part, Secretary of State Lopes affirmed that the Angolan Government wishes to foster the multi-faceted cooperation with Vietnam, and make the partnerships in economy, trade and investment on par with the fine political ties.
The visiting official said his is accompanied by representatives from trade promotion agencies and 15 Angolan businesses that are operating in different spheres and want to seek cooperation opportunities in Vietnam.
|Deputy Minister Pham Quang Hieu and Secretary of State Domingos Vieira Lopes visited the exhibition. (Photo: Anh Son)|
Angola’s accelerating the diversification of the national economy will bring about substantial opportunities to Vietnamese firms, he stressed.
Deputy Minister Hieu thanked Angola for backing Vietnam’s running of election to the United Nations Human Rights Council for 2023-2025, and called on the African nation’s support for Vietnam’s candidacy for a seat at the World Heritage Committee (WHC) in 2023-2027.
Following the talks, the two officials attended the opening ceremony of a photo exhibition on the culture, land and people of Angola, which is part of activities celebrating the 47th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic ties (November 12, 1975).
|Angolan MOFA's Secretary of State Domingos Vieira Lopes is accompanied by representatives from trade promotion agencies and 15 Angolan businesses that are operating in different spheres and want to seek cooperation opportunities in Vietnam. (Photo: Anh Son)|
Photo exhibition includes more than 30 works on culture, country and people of Angola.
|The photo exhibition on Angolan culture, country and people. (Photo: Anh Son)|