The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations hosted an exchange with a delegation from Brazil , headed by Ambassador Hadil de Rocha Viana, Under Secretary General for Cooperation, Culture and Trade Promotion, in Hanoi on July 6.

The delegation is in Vietnam to attend the first ever Vietnamese-Latin American Trade and Investment Forum at Ministerial level.

Welcoming the delegation, Chairman of the Vietnam-Brazil Friendship and Cooperation Association, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Van Lang, said the association has actively introduced the lifestyle of Brazil to the Vietnamese people.

It plans to strengthen friendly exchanges between the two peoples and boost trade cooperation, acting as a bridge to expand investment and export of Vietnamese goods to Brazil and vice versa.

The association is preparing to compile a 25,000 word Vietnamese-Portuguese dictionary, which is expected to made debut in 2014.

Ambassador Hadil de Rocha Viana spoke highly of Vietnam ’s hosting of the forum, describing it as a good chance for Brazil to further understand about Vietnamese culture, people and country.

The two countries can enhance not only economic ties cooperation, but also cooperation in renewable energy and science and technology, he said.

The Under Secretary General also expressed his belief that the association will play a more important role in contributing to promoting Brazilian-Vietnamese friendship and cooperation.

Businesses of the two countries exchanged views on cooperation potential in the production of agricultural products, automobile and cement.-VNA