President Tran Dai Quang and his spouse arrive at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang arrived in Addis Ababa on August 23 afternoon, beginning a State-level visit to Ethiopia at the invitation of President Mulatu Teshome.

President Quang and his spouse were greeted at Bole International Airport with a 21-gun salute.

They also watched a traditional Ethiopian dance, which is often performed to welcome guests.

Later, the Vietnamese State leader held talks with his Ethiopian counterpart  Mulatu Teshome at the Ethiopian presidential palace.

This is the first visit by a State leader of Vietnam to the African country since the two set up diplomatic ties in 1976.

During the visit, the two sides will discuss measures to boost bilateral ties, particularly in terms of trade and economics.–VNA