Angola wants to further enhance cooperation with Vietnam’s Party and people in all areas, especially in economics, trade and investment.

Vice President of the People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) Roberto Victor De Almeida made the remarks at his talks with Le Hong Anh, Politburo member and Standing member of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Secretariat in Luanda on August 29, the last day of Le Hong Anh’s three-day visit to Angola.

The MPLA Vice President expressed his admiration for Vietnam’s cause of national liberation in the past as well as the country’s significant achievements in the renewal process and national construction and defence.

He was grateful for the valuable support of the Vietnamese Party, State and people given to Angola, especially in education, health care and agriculture.

In reply, Le Hong Anh briefed his host of his talks with Secretary of the Central Committee for External Affairs of the MPLA Afonso Van-Dunem.

He affirmed that Vietnam will do its utmost to step up the friendship and comprehensive cooperation with the Party and people of Angola, particularly in the areas of each side’s strength such as oil and gas, telecommunications, agriculture, health care, education and construction.

He expressed his hope that the Angolan Government will continue creating favourable conditions for the Vietnamese community to settle down in the country.

Later in the day, the Vietnamese delegation met with Candida Teceira, member of the MPLA Central Committee, Minister of Science and Technology and Chairman of the Sub-committee of the Vietnam-Angola Joint Committee.

Earlier on August 28, the Vietnamese Party official and his entourage visited Bengo province where they were received by Joao Bernardo De Miranda, Politburo member and First Secretary of the Bengo provincial Party’s Committee.

During the meeting, the two sides agreed to boost cooperation in agriculture, particularly in the production of rice and coffee and the exchange of agricultural experts.

The same day, Le Hong Anh met with staff of the Vietnamese Embassy in Angola and representatives of the Vietnamese community in the country.

Late on August 29, the Vietnamese delegation left Angola to continue with their trip, which will take them to Nicaragua and Cuba.-VNA