Party economic official visits Angola hinh anh 1The meeting between the CPV delegation and MPLA Party Chief António Paulo Kassoma (Source: VNA)

Pretoria (VNA) - A delegation of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) led by Nguyen Van Binh, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission, visited Angola from December 16-17. 

During the visit, Binh met with General Secretary of the ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), António Paulo Kassoma; and MPLA Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Julião Mateus Paulo.

He also had working sessions with officials of the Ministry of Industry, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Angola.

During the meetings, the Angolan side affirmed the importance of the traditional relationship between the MPLA and the CPV, and the two peoples, and expressed their admiration of the significant achievements Vietnam has made in the nation’s building and development.

Binh briefed the host on Vietnam’s socio-economic development and the outcomes of the CPV’s 12th National Congress.

He congratulated the host on the successful organisation of the 7th Congress of the MPLA and shared joy over the accomplishments Angola has gained under the leadership of the MPLA.

The two sides discussed measures to promote economic and trade relations to fully tap the potential of the two nations.

The two sides agreed to continue exchanging experts and technology transfer in agriculture. The host supported Vietnam’s proposal to set up joint venture companies for rice and coffee cultivation, agricultural product processing, fish farming and cow breeding for meat and milk.

The MPLA Party chief spoke highly of projects invested by Vietnamese telecom group Viettel in Africa and Angola, saying that the country will consider setting up of a joint venture with Viettel to provide telecommunication service in Angola.

During the stay, Binh met with representatives of the Vietnamese community in Angola and laid a wreath at the Memorial to the late Angolan President Agostinho Neto in Luanda.-VNA