|Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue (L) and Cameroon Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute
Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue made the statement during his talks with Cameroon Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute as part of his working visit to the African country from November 1-2.
During the visit, Deputy PM Hue held talks with Cameroon Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute, visited the Senate and the National Assembly of the Parliament of Cameroon, and had working sessions with Vice President of the Senate Lamido Abubakary Abdulaye and Vice President of the National Assembly Etong Nzok Hilarion.
At the talks with PM Joseph Dion Ngute, the Vietnamese Deputy PM stated that to facilitate stronger bilateral collaboration, both sides should accelerate negotiation for the early signing of bilateral agreements, creating the legal framework for trade as well as cooperation in other realms.
The Cameroon PM expressed his admiration for Vietnam’s annual high economic growth rate of 6-7 percent and said his nation wishes to learn from Vietnam’s development model.
Cameroon desires to set up cooperative ties with Vietnam in a wide range of fields, with a particular focus on sectors of Cameroon’s great potential and Vietnam’s strength, such as agriculture and processing of cashew nut, wood and coffee. It also wants to promote the bilateral partnership in telecommunications, which has already started with the operation of Nextel, a joint venture between Vietnam’s Viettel group and Cameroon partner, Joseph Dion Ngute said.
Regarding support for Vietnamese businesses operating in Cameroon including Nextel, Deputy PM Hue was appreciative of the work of the Cameroon Government and PM Joseph Dion Ngute himself to facilitate their operations.
At working sessions with Vice President of the Senate Lamido Abubakary Abdulaye and Vice President of the National Assembly Etong Nzok Hilarion, Deputy PM Hue hailed the role of the two countries’ role in supervising and making laws to facilitate the negotiations and signing of bilateral agreements, thus creating legal corridor for trade exchanges.
He underscored the need to intensify delegation between the two countries’ governments, sectors, trade associations and people, as well as beef up cooperation in culture, education, sports and people-to-people exchange.
On this occasion, Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue and his delegation also had a working session with Viettel's Nextel Joint Venture staff.