Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang and Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi hold talks in Hanoi on September 6 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– Vietnam and Egypt struck a number of cooperation agreements under the witness of Presidents Tran Dai Quang and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi after their talks in Hanoi on September 6.

The two countries signed the minutes of the Vietnam-Egypt Intergovernmental Committee’s fifth meeting.

The Ministries of Industry and Trade signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on establishing a trade and industry cooperation sub-committee, while the Ministries of Transport inked a MoU on marine transport collaboration.

A MoU was also inked between Radio The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) and Egypt’s national radio broadcaster.
 

Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism agreed to implement a tourism cooperation programme in 2017-2019 and a cultural partnership programme in 2017-2021. 

Memoranda of Understanding on cooperation were also reached by Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment and Egypt’s Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation; and Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment and Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority.

Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation obtained a MoU on fishery cooperation.

Egypt has been the second largest trade partner of Vietnam in Africa, with two-way trade hitting 316 million USD in 2016. Vietnam exported seafood, automobile spare parts, fabric, black peppercorn, coffee, rubber and other consumer goods to Egypt and imported mainly chemicals, oil products, milk and dairy products, and fibres.-VNA