08:25 | 04/10/2016 Cooperation
Vietnam and South Africa have agreed to enhance their traditional friendship and multi-faceted cooperation in the future, particularly in politics, trade, justice, science and technology, and defense and security.
Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh receives her South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, in Hanoi on October 3 (Credit: VNA)
The decision was reached during talks between Vietnamese Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh and her South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, in Hanoi on October 3.
The two sides expressed their pleasure at the growing relations between Vietnam and South Africa over the past two decades, especially since the establishment of a partnership for cooperation and development in 2004.
They agreed to boost the cooperative ties between the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and the African National Congress (ANC), which would lay a foundation for the enhancement of high-level delegation exchanges and bilateral collaboration on politics, economics and trade.
Both countries pledged to continuously work together at international forums. South Africa shared Vietnam’s standpoint of addressing any dispute in the East Sea via peaceful means and in accordance with international law.
Deputy President Ramaphosa proposed that the two nations persify their economic and trade links to double two-way trade and create a trade balance for the mutual benefit.
On the economic front, the two sides hoped to closely coordinate in the trade of farm produce and the marine economy like shipbuilding, fishing and seafood breeding.
They also discussed measures to orient cooperation in telecommunications, training and crime prevention, as well as to implement the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) to protect wildlife./.