Vice State President Vo Thi Anh Xuan pays official visit to South Africa

Thursday, 14/09/2023 14:16
On September 13 (local time), Vice State President Vo Thi Anh Xuan and the Vietnamese delegation arrived in the capital Pretoria, starting an official visit to the Republic of South Africa from September 13-16.
South African Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Candith Mashego-Dlamini welcomes Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan at O.R. Tambo International Airport. (Photo: VNA)

Welcoming Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan and the delegation at O.R Tambo International Airport was Vietnamese Ambassador to South Africa Hoang Sy Cuong, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa Mashego-Dlamini, Director of Central, South and Southeast Asia Department Sindiswa Mququ, South African Ambassador to Vietnam Vuyiswa Tulelo and representatives of organizations and agencies of the two countries.

Within the framework of the visit, it is expected that Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan will hold talks with the Vice President of South Africa and witness the signing of cooperation documents; meet with the Secretary General of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa; meet with the General Secretary of the Communist Party of South Africa; receive the President of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry and South African businesses; receive local South African leaders and businesses; and visit the Vietnamese Embassy in South Africa and meet with officials and the Vietnamese community in South Africa. In particular, during this official visit, she will also visit the exhibition, cut the ribbon to open the Vietnamese Cultural Space in South Africa, and attend the 78th Anniversary of Vietnam's National Day and 30 years of the two countries’ diplomatic relations.

The visit is considered to have many important meanings, contributing to further tightening the good traditional friendship between the two countries, and is expected to further motivate the two countries to promote practical and effective cooperation with specific contents, especially so that Vietnamese and South African businesses can grasp investment and business opportunities.

Previously, from September 10-13, Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan and the delegation paid an official visit to the Republic of Mozambique./.

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