VIETNAMESE, EGYPTIAN PRESIDENTS SEEK STRONGER COOPERATION

HANOI, Vietnam,Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang and Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi exchanged specific measures to enhance the bilateral cooperation in wide-ranging fields during their talks in Hanoi on Wednesday, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

The Vietnamese President told the media that his talks with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi emphasises on the importance of the state visit by the Egyptian President, which is the first of its kind since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1963.

The visit demonstrates the determination of Egypt to further deepen its traditional friendship and cooperation with Vietnam over the past decades, he said.

Politically, the two leaders affirmed to provide mutual support for the prosperity of their people as well as regional and global peace.

They agreed to increase all-level delegation exchanges, especially among high-ranking officials, while strengthening coordination at regional and international forums of the United Nations, Non-Aligned Movement, and Francophone International Organisation.

The two leaders evaluated that the economic cooperation opportunities between Vietnam and Egypt are huge and supplementary.

They showed strong determination to increase two-way trade to US$1 billion in the future and pledged to create all favourable conditions for businesses to run investment in the fields of their strengths such as telecommunication, information technology, seaport, shipbuilding, consumer production, agriculture, and farm produce processing.

Vietnam is committed to facilitating the entry of Egyptian goods in Vietnam and welcomes the Egyptian President’s support for the import of Vietnamese products, President Quang said.

He said that the signing of the minute of the Vietnam-Egypt Intergovernmental Committee’s fifth meeting and other cooperation deals in investment, culture, tourism, transportation, fisheries and land use during the Egyptian President’s visit will help complete a legal framework for bilateral partnership in the future.

He expressed the belief that with the firm foundation of the 54 years of bilateral ties, as well as high collaboration potential and efforts of the two sides, the traditional friendship and all-round affiliation between the two countries will expand in an intensive and effective manner.

Meanwhile, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi noted that Egypt and Vietnam have enjoyed close relations in politics, economics and culture.

He affirmed that Egypt wishes to beef up the win-win economic partnership between the two countries.

Highlighting measures to balance trade between the two countries, the Egyptian leader briefed on Egypt’s major projects that aim to create a good environment for investment and technology attraction, especially the Suez Canal area development project.

Egypt hopes for new prospects in bilateral cooperation, meeting the aspiration of both Vietnamese and Egyptian people.

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has invited President Tran Dai Quang to visit Egypt to continue efforts to strengthen bilateral partnership.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK