|Vietnamese Ambassador to Tanzania Nguyen Nam Tien (L) meets with Tanzanian President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli (Photo: VNA)
Ambassador Tien made the suggestion during a recent meeting held with Tanzanian President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli in Dar es Salaam immediately after presenting his credentials to the leader of the East African country.
Moreover, the Vietnamese Ambassador called on the nation’s Tanzanian partners to offer the best possible conditions for Halotel, a venture being conducted by the country’s military-run telecom service provider Viettel, to effectively operate within Tanzania.
The diplomat added that he wishes to contribute to further enhancing the traditional friendship that exists, in addition to boosting collaboration between the two sides through increasing the exchange of delegations at all levels, especially in terms of high level exchanges.
In response, President Magufuli hailed the sound development of bilateral relations between the pair, affirming the East African country’s eagerness to provide support for the nation.
The Tanzanian President therefore called on Vietnamese businesses to enhance co-operation and investment within his country, especially in relation to developing cashew processing and fabric production plants.
These comments came following a ceremony held for Ambassador Tien to present a copy of his credentials to Tanzanian Foreign Minister Palamagamba Kabudi, with the event indicating the strengthened friendship and co-operation in politics, trade, and people-to-people exchanges between the two countries.
The Tanzanian FM suggested that the two sides facilitate Halotel’s operation and actively co-ordinate efforts to fine-tune legal frameworks and expand joint activities in fields relating to their respective strengths moving forward.
The nation also received praise from FM Kadudi due to its recent socio-economic achievements as adding that the country has inspired Tanzania to further spur on its own development.
He also affirmed his nation’s support for Vietnam at the United Nations and other international organisations.
The Tanzanian diplomat also thanked Halotel for creating thousands of direct and indirect jobs for local labourers, with the only telecom company operating in Tanzania serving as a great example after delivering mobile telecommunications coverage to remote and rural areas of the East African nation.