Vietnam aims to reinforce relations with Egypt: FM hinh anh 1Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son (R) and Egyptian Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Aly Kamel Aly at the meeting in Hanoi on September 9. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son hosted a reception for Egyptian Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Aly Kamel Aly in Hanoi on September 9, during which he said Vietnam attaches importance to the bilateral traditional friendship and wishes to enhance multifaceted cooperative ties.

Applauding bilateral relations, especially in politics and diplomacy, trade, and education, Son asked the two sides to keep coordinating with each other to bring cooperation on par with its huge potential by increasing mutual visits and meetings between their Parties, States, localities, and enterprises.

He suggested the two sides step up trade and investment ties to soon reach the target of 1 billion USD in bilateral trade each year, along with connections in tourism, culture, and education - training.

The minister said he hoped the two foreign ministries will work to effectively bring into play the mechanism of the Inter-Governmental Committee, and organise practical activities to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Vietnam-Egypt diplomatic relations in 2023 (September 1, 1963 - 2023).

For his part, the Egyptian official said his country also treasures and wishes to deepen the traditional friendship with Vietnam.

He agreed with directions suggested by the Vietnamese minister, adding that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt will work closely with its Vietnamese counterpart to increase the exchange of high-level delegations and meetings and improve effective cooperation in trade, investment, transport, tourism and education and training, among others, thereby contributing to friendship and multifaceted ties.

Earlier the same day, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Quang Hieu and Egyptian Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Aly Kamel Aly co-chaired the ninth political consultation between the two ministries.

They expressed their delight at the progress in the two countries’ cooperation. They also agreed on measures to strengthen collaboration between the two ministries as well as Vietnam-Egypt cooperative relations in politics - diplomacy, economy - trade - investment, culture, sports, tourism, and education - training.

At the event, the officials also discussed regional and international issues of common concern./.
VNA