African president visits Ho Chi Minh City

On a visit to Ho Chi Minh City May 20, the President of the Central Africa Republic, Francois Bozize Yangouvonda, reiterated that his visit was to learn from Vietnam’s experience of national construction and development, as well as increase bilateral cooperation in agriculture, health care, education, mining, trade and infrastructure between the two countries.

Standing deputy chairman of the People’s Committee, Nguyen Thanh Tai (R) welcomes President of the Central Africa Republic, Francois Bozize Yangouvonda. (Photo: SGGP)

City leaders welcomed the delegation of the Central Africa Republic, led by the President, and his wife, at Thong Nhat Palace on May 20.

Welcoming the President, standing deputy chairman of the People’s Committee, Nguyen Thanh Tai, highly appreciated the delegation’s visit and pledged that the city’s leaders will try their best to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.

On his part, President Yangouvonda spoke highly of the great achievements of the Vietnamese people during their national construction and development.

Based on Vietnam’s experience, the Central Africa Republic will study and adjust economic strategies.

Before arriving in Ho Chi Minh City, on the same day the President Yangouvonda visited Thua- Thien- Hue Province, the Tu Duc imperial tomb, Thien Mu pagoda and Duy Tan King tomb.

The delegation will visit the Vietnam- Singapore Industrial Zone and Dai Nam tourist area in Binh Duong Province on May 21.

The delegation will later return to the city to visit Phu Nhuan Jewelry Co.

The President is on five-day official visit to Vietnam, at the invitation of President Nguyen Minh Triet.

This is the first state visit to Vietnam by a president of the Central African Republic.

Vietnam and the Central African Republic signed a joint statement on the establishment of diplomatic ties on November 10, 2008.

By X.Hanh,T.Uyen - Translated by Thanh Huong

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