Mozambique wishes to boost practical and mutually beneficiary ties with Vietnam, actively contributing to peace, stability and development in the world.

Mozambican President Emilio Guebuza made the declaration in Maputo on February 19 while receiving new Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Van Trung, who presented his credentials.

He said the Mozambican people admire the unyielding spirit shown by the Vietnamese during their struggle for national independence in the past as well as their achievements reaped in the current process of national development.

The President expressed his hope that the ambassador will, in his new capacity, serve as an effective bridge for further developing the traditional friendship between the two countries and their people.

For his part, Ambassador Trung congratulated the Mozambican Government and people on their great achievements in reducing poverty, maintaining a high growth rate and improving the country’s regional and international position.

He stressed that Vietnam will try its best to deepen its multifaceted cooperation with Mozambique , especially in agriculture, health, education, trade and investment.

He also cited Movitel, a joint venture between Vietnam’s military telecom group Viettel and Mozambique’s SPI and Invespar companies, as a successful investment model.-VNA