PM asks for enhanced Vietnam-South Africa trade

Friday, 2017-12-08 15:39:38
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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and outgoing South African Ambassador to Vietnam Kgomotso Ruth Magau (credit: VGP)
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NDO/VNA – Vietnam and South Africa should continue to increase trade and enhance cooperation across diverse fields in an attempt to raise two-way trade beyond the current level of US$1 billion.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc made the suggestion at a reception in Hanoi on December 8 for the outgoing South African Ambassador to Vietnam Kgomotso Ruth Magau, who was making a farewell visit.

“The two countries need to facilitate the investment promotion of their businesses, especially in agriculture, one of Vietnam’s strengths,” he said.
Lauding the successful tenure of Kgomotso Ruth Magau as South African Ambassador to Vietnam, the Government leader expressed his wish that she would continue to support the development of multifaceted cooperation between Vietnam and South Africa in her new position.

For her part, the ambassador said Vietnam holds an important role in South Africa’s foreign policy.

The South African Government and people always remember the support and assistance Vietnam has provided during their past struggle for independence, as well as in current national development, she said.

Hailing the progression of bilateral relations, she said that the South African Government will continue to foster cooperation with Vietnam, particularly in agriculture, tourism, and people-to-people exchange.