New Plaque of President Ho Chi Minh Inaugurated in Mozambique
Vice State President Vo Thi Anh Xuan and President of the Municipal Council of Maputo Eneas Comiche attended an inauguration ceremony for the new plaque of Ho Chi Minh Avenue which was named by Samora Machel, the first President of Mozambique, in 1977, VNA reported.
Speaking at the ceremony, Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan reviewed the warm history of the two countries' relations when Samora Machel, the first President of Mozambique, used name of President Ho Chi Minh for one of the most beautiful avenues in the capital Maputo in 1977. The Vice President affirmed that this is a symbol of the historical connection of the two countries, of the sincere affection between generations of Party leaders of Vietnamese Communists and Frelimo Party leaders.
|At the inauguration ceremony for the new plaque of Ho Chi Minh Avenue. (Photo: VNA|
The naming demonstrates the respect for Vietnam’s late leader as well as the solidarity, friendship, loyalty and close ties between people of the two countries, Xuan noted.
Comiche expressed pride and honor because the capital Maputo has an avenue named after President Ho Chi Minh, the great leader and national hero of Vietnam. He said preserving Ho Chi Minh Avenue as well as the avenue's nameplate named after him is a joint effort and action continuously carried out by both sides.
Chairman Comiche emphasized that Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan's opening of the new nameplate for Ho Chi Minh Avenue is a meaningful event, encouraging the two countries’ people, especially young generations, to preserve and promote the good friendship, and foster cooperation in the time ahead.
Ho Chi Minh Avenue is more than 1km long, passing through the city hall of the capital Maputo. This road also cuts through some of Maputo's main and famous streets such as Karl Marx Street and Lenin Street. The avenue lined with acacia trees is typical of Maputo city and is a road that always leaves good feelings with the Mozambican people as well as tourists.
Before that, Vice State President Xuan and leaders of Mozambique’s Maputo capital city met, as part of the Vietnamese official’s visit to the African nation.
President of the Municipal Council of Maputo Eneas Comiche expressed his hope that Maputo Hanoi and other localities of Vietnam will strengthen cooperation in potential areas, contributing to deepening the bilateral relationship.
The two sides concurred to step up delegation exchanges, making the relationship more intensive, extensive, substantive, and effective.
Xuan suggested Maputo and Vietnamese localities enhance the exchange of information on cooperation opportunities in trade, investment, tourism, culture, education-training, and people-to-people diplomacy.
|Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan (left) and Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi, who is also President of the Mozambican Liberation Front (Frelimo) Party. Photo: VNA|
Xuan also met Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi, who is also President of the Mozambican Liberation Front (Frelimo) Party, in Maputo on September 12, Xuan stressed that Vietnam stands ready to share its experience with Mozambique in aquaculture and agro-aquatic product processing, helping to ensure food security in the African nation and the region.
Nyusi affirmed that Mozambique considers Vietnam as its most important partner in Southeast Asia and stays resolved to boost cooperation with the country through the Party and State channels.
They agreed to step up delegation exchanges and meetings at the high level and through the Party, State and people-to-people exchange channels.
The President pledged to create optimal conditions for Vietnamese businesses to invest in the African country in such areas as telecoms and mining and suggested Vietnam open a vocational school in Mozambique and send medical experts to the country.
On the same day, Xuan met with the President of the Assembly of Mozambique Esperança Bias who reiterated good sentiments of the Mozambican legislature and people to their Vietnamese counterparts.
While in Mozambique, Xuan had a meeting with Secretary-General of Frelimo Roque Silva, during which the Vietnamese Vice President expressed her impressions of the development achievements Mozambique has recorded under the leadership of the Party.
During her stay in Mozambique, the Vice President met with the staff of the Vietnamese Embassy and representatives of the Vietnamese community in the country.
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