Egypt has expressed its desire to strengthen mutual relations with Vietnam in the fields of politics، diplomacy، trade، investment، culture، education، tourism and student exchanges، Le Courier du Vietnam newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Egyptian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Khaled Tharwat made these remarks at a talk with Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Quoc Cuong who pays a two-day visit to Egypt from March 18.
Tharwat hailed Vietnam’s socio-economic achievements as well as the nation’s roles in the regional and international arenas، and reiterated that Egypt supports Vietnam’s candidacy as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2020-2021 tenure.
He expressed his hope for closer collaboration with Vietnam at regional forums and the UN.
Cuong، for his part، congratulated Egypt on taking the chairmanship of the African Union (AU)، asking the country to back Vietnam in the process of establishing ties with the AU in the coming time.
Vietnam is willing to assist Egypt and the AU in fostering relations with the ASEAN bloc on the principle of consensus، the Vietnamese Deputy FM stressed.
Regarding measures to promote result-oriented partnership between the two countries، both diplomats agreed that ministries، sectors and localities should enhance delegation exchanges and mutual understanding.