Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and South African Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nqakula (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed that Vietnam always attaches importance to developing relations with South Africa during a reception in Hanoi on August 22 for South African Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nqakula. PM Phuc said Vietnam highly values South Africa’s role in regional and global issues as well as at international organisations such as the United Nations, Non-Aligned Movement, G20 and group of five major emerging national economies BRICS. He told his guest that Vietnam has launched a project on developing ties with Middle East and African countries for the 2016 – 2025 period, in which South Africa is considered its leading partner in Africa. The PM spoke highly of the maintenance of Vietnam-South Africa defence policy dialogue, which, he said, has contributing to the friendship and cooperation between the two countries. Praising the outcomes of the earlier talks between the two defence ministries, PM Phuc affirmed that the Vietnamese government will create favourable conditions for the development of bilateral defence relations, thereby promoting the Vietnam-South Africa partnership for cooperation and… Read full this story
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