Algeria important to Vietnam’s cooperation in Africa: Minister
11/27/17 1:00 PM
Algeria is of utmost importance to Vietnam’s political cooperation in Africa, so the two sides need to enhance their traditional relations, Minister of Construction Pham Hong Ha told staff of the Vietnamese Embassy in Algeria on November 26.
Minister of Construction Pham Hong Ha speaks at the working session with the Vietnamese Embassy in Algeria on November 26
His working session with the embassy was part of the 11th meeting of the Vietnam-Algeria Inter-Governmental Committee from November 27 to 29.
Ambassador Pham Quoc Tru said the two countries have had sound relations for decades. Algerian people also have good sentiment towards Vietnamese people living in the African country.
Despite many difficulties, the embassy has made efforts to fulfill the tasks assigned by the Party and State, he noted.
Minister Ha, who is also head of the Vietnamese sub-committee of the Vietnam-Algeria Inter-Governmental Committee, said the two countries need to realise their commitments in diplomatic and trade ties.
He appreciated contributions by the embassy and Vietnamese people in Algeria to the two countries’ links. He asked the embassy to continue promoting the relationship between Vietnam and Algeria.
The 11th meeting of the Vietnam-Algeria Inter-Governmental Committee will take place in Algiers from November 27 to 29, during which Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia will receive Minister Ha and the Vietnamese delegation. The Vietnamese official will have working sessions with the Algerian ministers of housing and urban development; industry and mines; and agriculture, rural development and fisheries.
The Vietnamese side is set to attend a meeting between specialists of the Vietnam-Algeria Inter-Governmental Committee and the 11th meeting of the inter-governmental committee on November 28. They will also take part in a meeting between Vietnamese and Algerian businesses.
The 10th meeting of the Vietnam-Algeria Inter-Governmental Committee was held in Hanoi in January 2014.