Vietnam-Tanzania relations further consolidated: diplomat

09:20 | 21/09/2019 Cooperation

Vietnamese Ambassador to Tanzania Nguyen Kim Doanh stressed the continued solidification of the two countries’ relations in 2019 while addressing a banquet marking Vietnam’s 74th National Day (September 2) in Dar es Salaam city on September 12.

Vietnamese Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung (2nd, R) meets with employees of the Vietnamese-invested Halotel company during his visit to Tanzania in July - Photo: VNA

Noting some highlights in bilateral connections this year, Ambassador Doanh said Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung paid an official visit to Tanzania in July, and T&T Group of Vietnam purchased 176,000 tonnes of cashew nuts of the 2017-2018 crop from the African nation

Vietnamese agricultural machinery has been distributed in Tanzania since the beginning of 2019. The Halotel joint venture of Vietnam’s telecom group Viettel has also managed to find solutions to difficulties in its business activities here following the agreements reached between the two countries’ leaders.

Briefing participants, including Tanzanian officials, foreign diplomats, and representatives of international organisations and businesses, about Vietnam’s achievements in multiple spheres, the diplomat attributed those successes to the Vietnamese Party and State’s clear-sighted policies, the people’s solidarity and efforts, along with the precious cooperation and support from countries and peace lovers around the world.

He also thanked international friends for voting for the Southeast Asian nation to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for 2020-2021, affirming that it will exert efforts to fulfill its duties to help build up peace, stability and prosperity around the globe.

Ambassador Doanh said besides T&T Group and Halotel, other large enterprises of Vietnam are also seeking business chances in Tanzania and other African countries. He expressed his hope that the Tanzanian Government and foreign diplomatic agencies here will popularise this intention of Vietnamese firms to their countries’ companies so as to help promote investment and business partnerships.

At the celebration, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Tanzanian Foreign Ministry Ramadhan Muombwa Mwinyi highly valued Vietnam’s development attainments as well as the new strides in bilateral links.

He once again thanked the Vietnamese Government and embassy for helping his country successfully sell the 176,000 tonnes of cashew nuts the Tanzanian Government had purchased in support of its farmers.

The official added he hopes that with its development experience, Vietnam will continue cooperating with and supporting Tanzania in economic development in the time to come.