The Mozambique’s Embassy in Vietnam held a ceremony in Hanoi on June 25 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Ambassador Gamiliel Munguambe said the founding diplomatic relations in 1975 marked the friendship, peace and development of the two nations.

Vietnam and Mozambique supported each other during the cause of national independence, reunification, and development, he said.

The two sides have strengthened cooperation in various fields such as politics, external affairs, and economics to culture, education-training, and telecommunication, he added.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat said Vietnam is a close friend of Mozambican people.

Vietnam is pleased with the impressive achievements that Mozambique has gained in the political, social and economic realms, which help Mozambique become one of the African countries having the highest growth, he said.

He added that the two countries have expanded bilateral cooperative ties in various fields for mutual development.

The Minister said he hopes the bilateral relations will be further strengthened in the coming time for the benefits of the two peoples.

Earlier, a wide range of activities were held in Maputo and Hanoi to mark the two countries’ diplomatic ties.-VNA