New Prime Minister of Egypt Mostafa Madbouly (Source: dailynewsegypt.com)


Hanoi (VNA) –
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on June 25 sent a congratulatory message to Mostafa Madbouly on his appointment as the Prime Minister of Egypt.

Vietnam and Egypt set up diplomatic relations on September 1, 1963.

Egypt is the second largest trade partner of Vietnam in Africa, with two-way trade hitting 316 million USD in 2016.

Leaders of the two countries agreed to make efforts to raise two-way trade value to 1 billion USD during Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s visit to Vietnam in September 2017.

Vietnam exported seafood, automobile spare parts, fabric, black peppercorn, coffee, rubber and other consumer goods to Egypt and imported mainly chemicals, oil products, milk and dairy products, and fibres from the country.-VNA