​At the ceremony (Source: vov)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Embassy of South Africa in Vietnam held a ceremony in Hanoi on April 25 to mark the country’s 22nd National Day (April 27).

The event drew representatives from ministries, sectors, embassies, international organisations and South African people in Vietnam.

Speaking at the event Kgomotso Ruth Magau, South African Ambassador to Vietnam, highlighted positive developments in the relationship between both countries, with cooperation in various fields including agriculture, national defence, trade and investment, education and science.

Assistant to the Foreign Minister Duong Chi Dung said the Government and the people of Vietnam attached significance to the “Partnership for cooperation and development” with South Africa.

South Africa has long been Vietnam’s biggest trade partner in Africa, with bilateral trade reaching 1.2 billion USD in 2015, or 23 percent of Vietnam’s total export value to the continent, Dung said.

He also expressed his belief that with efforts made by the two nations, Vietnam- South Africa cooperative ties will reap more rewards.-VNA