Vietnamese State President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc is willing to boost trade with Mozambique and is willing to support the African country in ensuring food security.
Phúc held a reception on Wednesday in Hà Nội for the President of the Mozambican Assembly Esperança Bias, who was on an official visit to Việt Nam at the invitation of her Vietnamese counterpart Vương Đình Huệ.
Mentioning 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 leaders to continue to pay attention and create favourable conditions for Movitel to operate and constantly innovate, to improve service quality, and expand mobile services to rural and difficult areas.
Currently, bilateral trade has only reached USD 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 for the welcome, saying that she was very impressed with Vietnam’s socio-economic development achievements.
President Phúc said that Việt Nam 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.
Furthermore, President Phúc expressed his delight to see that political relations in the Party and State channels have been well developed, creating a favourable foundation for economic, trade and investment cooperation.
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.