Vietnam wishes to expand its cooperation with African nations, especially Tanzania, President Truong Tan Sang told his Tazanian counterpart John Magufuli during his official visit to the East African countries on March 9-15.
Tazanian President John Magufuli receives Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang in Dodoma, Tanzania__Photo: VNA
The two presidents agreed to enhance bilateral political ties through exchanging delegation and intensifying coordination and supports at the United Nations, the Non-Aligned Movement and other international forums.
They shared opinions on regional and international situations, as well as common principles to address disputes and differences, agreeing that territorial disputes and conflicts must be settled by peaceful means on the basis of international law.
The two leaders also discussed measures to promote bilateral trade in conformity with their countries’ potential.
President Sang hoped Tanzania would create favorable conditions for Vietnamese commodities to enter Tanzania, other East African countries and the Southern African Development Community, aiming to achieve the target of USD 1 billion in two-way trade by 2020.
President John Magufuli said he hoped Vietnamese enterprises would invest in, and share experience and technologies with, Tanzania in the fields of agriculture, aquaculture, garments, textiles and footwear, and invest in Tanzania’s industrial sector.
They were unanimous in making agriculture and telecoms top priorities in bilateral cooperation and implementing two agricultural cooperation projects in Tanzania.
They also reached a consensus to speed up the signing of agreements on the avoidance of double taxation, and investment promotion and protection.-(VNA/VLLF)