Mozambique and Vietnam sign bilateral cooperation document

17 January 2007

Hanoi, Vietnam, 17 Jan – Mozambique and Vietnam Tuesday in Hanoi signed a document to provide guidelines for bilateral cooperation over the next few years and three agreements for the Agriculture, Education and Health sectors, official said.

The document and agreements were signed as part of the official visit of Mozambican president Armando Guebuza to Vietnam.

Figures published in Hanoi showed that Mozambique-Vietnam cooperation has seen a significant increase over the last few years, with trade increasing from US$7.7 million in 2003 to over US$11 million in the first nine months of last year.

For Mozambique the memorandum and the three agreements were signed respectively by the Foreign Minister, Alcinda Abreu, by the ministers of education and culture, Aires Ali, of agriculture, Tomás Mandlate, and health, Ivo Garrido, with presidents Guebuza and Nguyen Minh Triet as witnesses.

The implementation of the specific agreements will consist of exchanging professionals between the two countries linked to each of the areas, particularly agricultural technicians, teachers and doctors, as well as granting scholarships.

After Vietnam the Mozambican president is due to visit Japan. (macauhub)