Vietnam continually values Brazil’s increasing role in the Asia-Pacific and globally and looks to develop its bilateral cooperation in agro-industry, science and technology, biotechnology, aviation and education.

The remark was made by Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan during a reception for Brazilian Ambassador to Vietnam Marco Antonio held in Hanoi on May 8.

Bilateral relations between Vietnam and Brazil have deepened; and Brazil currently is the largest trade partner of Vietnam in the South American region, she added.

The Vice President also spoke highly of the diplomat’s contributions to strengthening the Vietnam-Brazil partnership and expressed her hope that the ambassador would continue fostering mutual trust and understanding between the two sides.

For his part, Marco Antonio said Vietnam is one of the most important partners of Brazil in Asia.

He also pledged to do his utmost to strengthen multifaceted cooperation between the two countries, especially in education and training.

The ambassador expressed his hope that the Vice President would share Vietnam’s ongoing efforts to improve gender equality and women’s rights at the Global Summit of Women to be held in Brazil on May 11.

In 2014, bilateral trade revenue between Brazil and Vietnam reached 3.17 billion USD, representing an annual increase of 36 percent and exceeding the 3 billion USD mark for the first time.-VNA