Angola will soon open its embassy in Vietnam to further enhance the relationship with Vietnam, said Angolan leaders.

The statement was made during the official visit to Angola by Deputy Foreign Minister Doan Xuan Hung, who is special envoy of the Prime Minister. Angola is the second leg of the special envoy’s African tour, which also included Egypt, from June 25 to July 2.

While in Angola, special envoy Hung met with Acting Minister of External Relations Exalgina Gamboa and handed over Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s letter to Angolan leaders and Deputy Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem’s letter to invite the Angolan Minister of External Relations to visit Vietnam.

The special envoy also paid a courtesy visit to Politburo member and Secretary of the People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) Carlos Quintos and attended the first political consultation with the Angolan Ministry of External Relations.

He was told that Angola will speed up preparations for a Vietnam visit by the Angolan Deputy Prime Minister.

Earlier, from June 25-28, Deputy FM Hung visited Egypt where he was received by Prime Minister Essam Sharaf and handed over Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s letter to Egyptian leaders.

He also attended the sixth political consultation with the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.

The special envoy, during the tour, held working sessions with leaders of Angolan and Egyptian ministries and businesses.

At both political consultations, Angolan and Egyptian leaders expressed the wish to learn Vietnam’s renewal experiences, affirming to cooperate with the Southeast Asian country in the fields of both sides’ potentials.

For his part, Deputy FM Hung affirmed Vietnam wants to further deepen its relationship with Egypt and Angola in its policy on Africa.

At the meetings, both the hosts and guest agreed that there remain potentials for all-around cooperation, particularly in trade, agriculture, seafood, health care, education, oil and gas and telecommunications./.