Vietnam and Benin promote bilateral partnership

Tuesday, 05/07/2022 16:07
Vietnamese Ambassador to Morocco and Benin Dang Thi Thu Ha has presented her credentials to Beninese Foreign Minister Aurélien Agbenonci.
Ambassador Dang Thi Thu Ha presents her credentials to Beninese Foreign Minister Aurélien Agbenonci. (Photo: 

The Vietnamese Ambassador pledged that she will work hard for stronger traditional friendship between the two countries for the interest of the peoples of both sides.

She proposed some solutions to promote bilateral relations in all fields, especially politics, economy and trade as well as cooperation at multilateral forums.

Beninese Foreign Minister Aurélien Agbenonci highlighted the sound relations between Benin and Vietnam, and showed admiration for the socio-economic achievements of Vietnam in recent years.

He said that the two sides will take specific steps to further promote their friendship and cooperation, especially as both sides are preparing for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic relations in 2023.

After the presentation, the Vietnamese Ambassador paid courtesy calls to Beninese Minister of Agriculture Gaston Cossi Dossouhoui and Minister of Industry and Trade Alimatou Shadiya Assouman. She also had a meeting with leaders of the Benin Chamber of Commerce and Industry and leaders of the Council of Owners and a number of officials at Benin’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The two sides discussed specific measures in the bilateral relations, and agreed to support each other at multilateral forums. They also agreed to bolster partnership in promising fields such as agriculture, aquaculture, trade, investment, and cashew processing.

Ms. Ha affirmed that Vietnam is willing to give technical support, share experience and cooperate with Benin in agriculture as well as areas Vietnam has strength. The two sides agreed to propose to authorised agencies of the two countries the establishment of sub-committees for cooperation in particular areas, along with the increase of delegation exchange and the appointment of honourary consuls in each country. Initially, the two countries will organize online meetings to connect businesses of both sides.

On the occasion, the Ambassador also had a meeting with the Vietnamese community in Benin./.