Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Egyptian Ambassador to Vietnam Mahmoud Hassan Nayel (Source: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese government always treasures traditional friendship with the government and people of Egypt – a country with long-lasting civilisation and world-renowned landmark destinations, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has said.

The PM told newly-accredited Egyptian Ambassador to Vietnam Mahmoud Hassan Nayel at a reception in Hanoi on May 30 said Vietnam is strong in agricultural products such as tea, aquatic products, rice, cashew nuts, coffee, pepper, apparel and rubber so that the country wants to boost trade ties with Egypt in agriculture to lift two-way trade.

He asked for promoting collaboration in oil and gas, and strengthening connections between the two countries’ localities, firstly accelerating the signing of agreements on establishing friendship and cooperation between Hanoi and Cairo, and the northern province of Ninh Binh and Luxor city.

The host requested successfully holding friendship activities this year on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.

Nayel, for his part, spoke highly of development achievements scored by the Vietnamese government and people in diverse areas.

He suggested both sides facilitate the exchange of all-level visits while promoting State, parliamentary and people-to-people diplomacy, thereby raising mutual understanding between the two countries’ people.

Proposing further promotion of bilateral comprehensive partnership in various fields, the guest noted that fisheries and oil and gas are strengths of Egypt.-VNA