Vietnam, Nigeria boost bilateral relations

VOV.VN - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh on October 26 held phone talks with Nigerian Minister for Foreign Affairs Geofrey Onyeama to discuss measures to bolster the bilateral ties.

FM Onyeama congratulated Vietnam on its major achievements in national industrialisation and economic development. He also highly valued efforts the Vietnamese Government has made in COVID-19 prevention, and expressed his belief that the Government and people of Vietnam will succeed in the COVID-19 fight.

Meanwhile, Deputy PM Minh affirmed that Vietnam attaches importance to cooperation with countries in the African Union, including Nigeria – the second largest economy in Africa.

He spoke highly of the development of the Vietnam-Nigeria ties in recent times and suggested the two sides continue to deepen bilateral ties in areas of their strength.

The two sides agreed to increase high-level visits and strengthen bilateral cooperation mechanisms in the coming time. They agreed to boost economic-trade relations, particularly in trade, agriculture, manufacturing, energy, transport and information technology.

They also exchanged views on international issues of mutual concern.

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