Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan had separate meetings with leaders of some Francophone countries in Dakar capital city, Senegal on November 28, aiming at enhancing all-round cooperation.

During talks with Mauritius President Rajkesmur Purryag, Vice President Doan, who is in Dakar to attend the 15th Francophone Summit, said Vietnam treasures traditional relations with African friends, including Mauritius.

She suggested the two countries conduct negotiations on the signing of trade and investment agreements to accelerate bilateral cooperation.

The Mauritius President expressed the wish that Vietnam will support his country’s bid for the position as Secretary General of the Francophone organisation at this vote.

At the meeting with caretaker Prime Minister of Tunisia Medhi Jomaa, the Vietnamese leader underscored the need to strengthen business delegation exchange, promote trade and investment activities, while asking Tunisia to recognise Vietnam as a market economy and speed up the organisation of the third session of the Vietnam-Tunisia Joint Committee in 2015.

The PM affirmed Vietnam is Tunisia’s important partner and vow to promote the two countries’ all-round cooperation.

At a reception for Foreign Minister of Haiti Duly Brutus, Doan highlighted the development in the relationship between the two countries in recent times.

She said she was delighted at the initial cooperation results of Vietnamese businesses such as Viettel and Vinafood.
She conveyed an invitation from President Truong Tan Sang to the Haitian President to visit Vietnam.

FM Duly Brutus pledged to facilitate Vietnamese businesses’ operations.

During the meetings, she also asked the countries to support Vietnam’s candidacy for the UNESCO Executive Council for the 2016-2018 term, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for the 2016-2018 term and the UN Security Council for the 2020-2021 term.-VNA