Ambassador expects stronger economic and trade cooperation with Algeria

VOV.VN -Economic and trade co-operation between the nation and Algeria falls far below their strong political ties as well as their potential, Vietnamese Ambassador to Algeria Nguyen Thanh Vinh said in a recent media interview to mark the occasion of the 59th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties.

The past nine months has witnessed two-way trade reach a mere US$110 million. Indeed, there is currently only one Vietnamese business investing in Algeria, while no investor from the North African country has a presence in the Vietnamese market, the local diplomat said.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted all aspects of economic and social life, including diplomatic activities and delegation exchanges between the two countries, the embassy has moved to ramp up efforts to launch a string of activities to promote the time-honoured friendship between the two nations.

These activities have therefore contributed to maintaining a close and regular relationship between both governments and the two Ministries of Foreign Affairs, affirming, thereby reinforcing the traditional friendship based on the common history of the two countries, Ambassador Vinh added.

Senior leaders used the platform to pledge to carry out further efforts with the aim of boosting the bilateral relationship, such as holding regular discussions, consultations, and offering mutual support at international forums.

Next year will mark 60 years since Algeria gained independence and the two countries set up their diplomatic ties. As a result, both sides are set to hold a wide range of celebrations, including Vietnam Culture Day/Week in Algeria and Algeria Culture Day/Week in Vietnam.