Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo will be in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for high-level bilateral engagements in the country including meetings with the country’s government officials.
Osinbajo Flies To Vietnam
A statement by presidential spokesman, Laolu Akande, said the vice-president is expected to leave Abuja on Saturday for the reciprocal visit to the Southeast Asian nation that will further strengthen trade and bilateral relations between both countries.
Osinbajo is scheduled to meet the President of Vietnam, President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc; the Vice President, Mr. Pho Chu Tich Nuroc; the Prime Minister, Pham Minh Chinh, other government officials, and the business community.
Akande said although Nigeria and Vietnam have maintained long-standing diplomatic relations since 1976, Osinbajo will be the second Nigerian high-ranking government official to visit the Southeast Asian country after President Olusegun Obasanjo.
During the visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the Vice President is expected to witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Agreements between Nigeria and Vietnam, as well as hold high-level diplomatic discussions with his Vietnamese counterpart, and other important issues on trade, commerce, agriculture, technology, and innovation.
Osinbajo will also participate in a Business Forum at the Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce aimed at matchmaking entrepreneurs from both countries.
The statement noted that with the opportunities existing in agriculture and technology in Nigeria and Vietnam, discussions by both countries would focus on mutual benefits from effective collaboration in these sectors and thereby deepen the friendly and trade relations of both countries.
Osinbajo is expected to conclude the Vietnam visit on Wednesday.