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Shoukry meets Vietnamese Communist Party official

CAIRO – 23 May 2018: Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry probed Wednesday with the visiting Võ Văn Thưởng, head of the information committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam means of boosting Egypt's ties with Vietnam in various fields besides a number of regional issues of mutual interest.
Shoukry welcomed the visit by the Vietnamese official and his accompanying delegation to Cairo, wishing that it would contribute to boosting bilateral relations and supporting joint coordination in international events and forums, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid.
The Egyptian top diplomat stressed the importance of visits by Vietnamese officials to Egypt and meetings held between high-level officials of both nations on the sidelines of international events for furthering the bonds of friendship between the two countries, the spokesman said.
Shoukry voiced Egypt's keenness on enhancing joint investments especially that it seeks benefiting from the Vietnamese technical expertise in the fields of developing fisheries, cultivating rice, building ships besides information technology, petroleum, gas, renewable energy, small- and medium- sized enterprises in addition to promoting Vietnamese tourism to the country, he also said.
He further hailed Vietnam's support for Egypt in its fight against terrorism, reviewing the efforts of the Armed Forces and police in combating this phenomenon, the spokesman noted.
The Vietnamese official stressed that his country's government and the ruling party pay special attention to enhancing relations with Egypt.
He highlighted the marked development in bilateral relations, economic cooperation and trade exchange recently, especially after the historic visit paid by President Abdel Fatah al Sisi to Vietnam.