09:26 | 28/11/2016 Cooperation
Agricultural cooperation is a pillar in the Vietnamese-Madagascan relations, President Tran Dai Quang and his Madagascan counterpart Hery Rajaonarimampianina said during their talks on November 25.
President Tran Dai Quang and his Madagascan counterpart Hery Rajaonarimampianina (Photo: VNA)
The host leader underlined the importance of President Quang’s visit as this is the first time his country has welcomed a Vietnamese President.
He said the Madagascan people have long admired the Communist Party of Vietnam and the Vietnamese people since the Southeast Asian country is a symbol of the struggle for national liberation in the past as well as of current national development, particularly in poverty reduction, which has been recognised by many countries around the world.
President Quang said his country is ready to cooperate with Madagascar in the fields it is strong in and Madagascar has demand for, especially agriculture, trade and investment.
The two Presidents agreed to direct their respective agriculture ministries to expeditiously organise meetings to devise concrete cooperation projects. The Vietnamese side repeated an invitation to Madagascar’s agriculture minister to visit its country in the near future.
Both leaders highly valued the inauguration of Vietnam’s honorary consulate in Madagascar and described this as a milestone in the countries’ relations. The consulate is expected to help bring about practical outcomes in their cooperation in the time ahead.
At the talks, they also exchanged views on many issues to improve cooperation within the International Organisation of La Francophonie. President Quang spoke highly of Madagascar’s efforts to host the 16th Francophonie Summit...
On this occasion, he invited Hery Rajaonarimampianina to pay an official visit to Vietnam. The Madagascan President thanked and accepted the invitation.
Following their talks, the two Presidents witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding on rice trading cooperation between Vietnam and Madagascar.
Also on November 25, President Quang laid a wreath at Ho Chi Minh Square in Antananarivo and visited Vietnam’s pavilion at the Francophone Village.
Talking to Vietnamese-Madagascans, he assured the Vietnamese Party, State and people always consider Madagascans of Vietnamese origin as an integral part of the country. He also acknowledged their contributions to the development of Vietnam and hoped that they will keep solidarity and work harder for the sake of Madagascar as well as bilateral relations./.