The book is launched to mark the 55th anniversary of the Vietnam-Egypt friendship. (Photo: VNA)

Cairo (VNA) – A book on the 55th anniversary of the Vietnam-Egypt friendship in the Arabic language was launched at a ceremony held at the Embassy of Vietnam in Egypt on May 16.

The book is the first of its kind written by an Egyptian author on the two countries’ relations.

Speaking at the ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to Egypt Tran Thanh Cong said it covers various fields, including the two nations’ politics, economy and culture.

Additionally, it records hallmarks of the bilateral relations and stated future cooperation prospects in many spheres after 55 years of the establishment and development of the diplomatic ties.

Also included in the book are assessments and sentiments of Egyptian politicians and experts towards the Vietnam-Egypt ties and President Ho Chi Minh.

The diplomat added that the publication proved efforts of author Refat Khaled, in contributing to the substantive development of the bilateral relations.

The 200-page book was mainly written in Arabic, along with some writings of Egyptian scholars in English, reflecting practical results of the people-to-people exchanges between the two countries over the time.

The book also touched upon the journey of President Ho Chi Minh in Egypt and the friendship between the late Vietnamese leader and late Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, which set the foundation for the current bilateral ties.

For his part, author Khaled voiced his hope that the book will bring people of the two nations closer and contribute to the Egypt-Vietnam relations in the time to come.-VNA