Botswana wants to beef up cooperation with Viet Nam: President

Update: 20:08 | 23/10/2021
Botswana always considers Viet Nam a close friend and wants to further develop its friendship and cooperation with the Southeast Asian nation, especially in agriculture, health care, tourism, mining, and information-technology, President Mokgweeti Eric Keabetswe Masisi said.
Đại sứ Hoàng Văn Lợi trình Thư ủy nhiệm lên Tổng thống Botswana
Ambassador Hoang Van Loi presented his credentials to Botswana President Mokgweeti Masisi.

President Mokgweeti Masisi made the statement at a reception for Vietnamese Ambassador to South Africa and Botswana Hoang Van Loi after the latter presented his credentials on October 19.

Loi conveyed greetings and invitations of Vietnamese leaders to President Mokgweeti Masisi to visit Viet Nam after the COVID-19 pandemic is put under control.

In reply, the President said he would arrange the visit at a convenient time.

The ambassador affirmed that Viet Bam always wants to promote friendship and cooperation with African friends, including Botswana.

Earlier the same day, Loi presented a copy of his credentials and paid a courtesy visit to Botswana Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation Lemogang Kwape who suggested the two countries increase the exchange of delegations at all levels, especially the high-level ones, and further provide mutual support at multilateral forums, firstly the United Nations.

Botswana and Viet Nam should promote negotiations to soon reach cooperation documents necessary for sustainable bilateral ties, he said, adding that to increase two-way trade, Botswana will consider opening doors for some Vietnamese goods like agricultural products, consumption goods, apparel and electronics.

He also suggested Viet Nam increase imports of minerals that Botswana has large reserves and competitive prices.

On this occasion, Loi had working sessions with leaders of the Botswana Investment and Trade Centre and Business Botswana to seek specific measures to connect and assist businesses of the two countries in the time ahead.

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(Source: VNA)