Mozambique praises Vietnamese role as ASEAN Chair and non-permanent UNSC member

VOV.VN - Vietnam has successfully taken on the role of ASEAN Chair 2020 as well as making an array of positive and effective contributions to practical initiatives to achieve peace and security in Africa through its position as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

Mozambican Foreign Minister Verónica Nataniel made the statement during a working session held alongside Vietnamese Ambassador to Mozambique Le Huy Hoang on November 23, with the event taking place as part of activities to mark the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

During the meeting, the Minister Nataniel stated that she hopes Vietnam will continue to share its experience that it has learned from these successes in order to help her nation make faster progress in terms of the process of regional and international integration.

Minister Nataniel also expressed her great appreciation for the nation’s impressive achievements over recent years, considering the country to be a model that needs to be learned from in terms pandemic prevention and socio-economic development.

She went on to affirm that the Mozambican side has always placed great importance on its relationship with the nation and hopes that both sides continue to tighten their friendship and co-operation ties across a variety of fields, especially in the exchange of experts on agriculture and education and health care. She also anticipates that the country will continue to encourage businesses in order to intensify their investment in the East African nation.

She therefore suggested that both sides join hands in preparation for the fourth meeting of the inter-governmental committee, and arrange a visit to Vietnam for Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi as soon as possible.

In response, Ambassador Hoang conveyed a message of congratulations from Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh to Mozambique on their achievements in its role as the Chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

The two sides compared notes on measures aimed at boosting the bilateral traditional friendship, including the sharing of experience in terms of external affairs at regional and international forums. This comes as Mozambique gets ready to run for a non-permanent seat at the UNSC for 2022 to 2023 period.

The Vietnamese diplomat also called on competent Mozambican agencies to continue striving to create the best possible conditions for the Vietnamese community to both work and live in when in the African country, thereby contributing to local socio-economic development.

The Ambassador also told the press that following the meeting, Mozambique can be considered one of the African nations which the country has been able to maintain close ties with in recent decades.
According Hoang, there remains plenty of room for both nations to bolster co-operation in areas such as telecommunications, trade, and agriculture.

With an investment capital of US$600 million, the Movitel telecom joint venture in Mozambique that has received investment by Viettel Military Telecom Corporation is currently the country’s largest investment project throughout Africa.

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