Vietnam and Africa share huge potential for multilateral cooperation, including in environmental protection, said an official from the South African Department of Environmental Affairs.

Director General of the Department Mark Gordo hailed efforts made by the two Governments and respective localities of the two nations to foster their cooperative ties during the June 4 reception in South Africa for the Vietnamese delegation led by Secretary of the Tien Giang Party’s Committee Tran The Ngoc,

For his part, Ngoc expressed his hope to share experience with the country in managing industrial and domestic waste.

The same day, the delegation had a working session with the Embassy of Vietnam in South Africa.

South Africa has made significant achievements in solid and toxic waste treatment in mining and industrialisation, contributing to job creation and green development.

South Africa, one of the leading economies in Africa, has successfully utilised science-technology in its key economic sectors such as minerals, bio-technology and nuclear power.

Bilateral trade reached over 962 million USD last year with Vietnamese exports accounting for 815 million USD.-VNA