Rwanda looks to boost ties with Vietnam hinh anh 1Vietnamese and Rwanda officials at the meeting (Photo: VNA)

Pretoria (VNA) - The Republic of Rwanda is willing to cooperate with Vietnam towards further strengthening the bilateral friendship between the two nations, President of the Republic of Rwanda Paul Kagame has said.

He made the statement during a meeting with Vietnamese Ambassador to Tanzania and the Republic of Rwanda Nguyen Nam Tien, who presented his credentials to the President on October 27.

The Rwandan leader extended his warmest greetings to Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong, while highly valuing the increasing development relationship between the two countries over the recent years.

He thanked Vietnam for supporting former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Rwanda Louise Mushikiwabo in her role as the Secretary General of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF).

For his part, Ambassador Tien emphasised that 2020 marks the 45th founding anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
He congratulated the government and people of Rwanda on remarkable achievements in promoting socio-economic development and maintaining peace and security in the region and around the world.

During his working trip, the Vietnamese diplomat had a meeting on October 28 with Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Rwanda Michel Minega Sebera, during which the two sides discussed orientations for expanding trade and investment cooperation.

Previously, on October 26, while meeting with representatives from the department of Asia and Pacific affairs under the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Rwanda, Ambassador Tien and Rwandan officials proposed measures to promote the traditional friendship between the two countries as well as between their foreign ministries./.