Pretoria (VNA) – Politburo member and permanent member of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Secretariat Tran Quoc Vuong led a high-ranking Party delegation to pay a working visit to Angola from December 5-7.
During his stay, Vuong held talks with Secretary General of the People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) Álvaro de Boavida Neto and met with member of the MPLA’s Political Bureau and First Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Emília Carlota Dias.
On this occasion, the two parties signed a new cooperation agreement for the 2018-2023 period.
At these meetings, both sides informed each other of the situation of their respective Party and country, while exchanging views on regional and international situations as well as measures to intensify relations between the two Parties and two countries in the time to come.
Angolan leaders appreciated the visit, considering it a milestone and a chance to boost the bilateral ties.
Speaking of Vietnam’s role and position in the region and the world and its “Doi moi” (Renewal) achievements, they said Angola wants to learn from Vietnam’s experience in national building and development as well as in Party building, corruption prevention and control, personnel training.
They suggested both sides step up collaboration in agriculture, health, education and training, and energy.
For his part, Vuong affirmed that the Vietnamese Party, State and people always remember the support by the MPLA and Angolan people for Vietnam’s past struggle for national liberation and its current nation building and safeguarding cause.
He showed his delight at positive development between the two parties over the past times, which, he said, has contributed to fostering the traditional friendship and solidarity between the two countries and their people.
Both sides agreed to make more efforts to effectively implement the freshly-inked cooperation agreement, with the focus on the exchange of all-level delegations, the sharing of information and experience, and the maintenance of coordination at multilateral forums.
The Vietnamese Party official also met representatives from the Vietnamese Embassy and the Vietnamese community in Angola, during which he encouraged them to unite and exert efforts to overcome all difficulties to stabilise their lives, integrate themselves into the host country, and contribute more to the bilateral relations.
The Party delegation also laid flowers on the Ho Chi Minh Avenue in Luanda and visited the António Agostinho Neto Memorial to commemorate the late Angolan President.-VNA