Mozambican premier commences official visit to Vietnam

The visit is slated tol run from July 31 to August 3

Mozambique's Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario addresses a media conference in the capital Maputo, April 28, 2016. Photo: Reuters

Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario has begun his official visit to Vietnam scheduled for July 31 to August 3.

The Mozambican head of government and a delegation of high-ranking officials arrived in Hanoi on Monday, commencing his trip at the invitation of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Within the framework of his visit, PM Rosario will join talks with his Vietnamese counterpart and meet General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong.

The visiting leader is expected to convene meetings with Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Hoang Xuan Cuong.

His agenda includes visits to the Thai Binh Seed Corporation, the headquarters of Vietnam's largest mobile network operator Viettel, and Song Cam Shipyard.  

Vietnam and Mozambique established diplomatic ties on June 25, 1975.

Bilateral trade turnover from 2006 to 2010 saw a three-fold increase from US$13.83 million to $45.35 million, according to Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In 2016, the two countries’ trade value was recorded at $101 million, of which Vietnam’s exports were valued at $72.5 million.

Mozambique is ranked 11th among 72 nations currently investing in Vietnam.

The two nations have maintained cooperative relations through Party and State channels and people-to-people exchanges across such fields as agriculture and education. 

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