Prospects for Vietnam-Algeria cooperation

The areas of cooperation include trade and investment, labour and vocational training, seafood, information and communication technology, housing and urban development, transportation, and judiciary.

(VOV) – Vietnam and Algeria will increase cooperation in various areas to fully tap their available potential.

The terms of the agreement were finalised during the tenth session of the Vietnam-Algeria Inter-Governmental Committee in Hanoi on January 8-10.

Both sides agreed to examine the possibility of signing cooperation agreements concerning health, education, culture, tourism, sports, and other areas of mutual concern.

They pledged to facilitate the successful Algerian operations of the Vietnam-Algeria oil and gas joint venture.

Minister of Construction Trinh Dinh Dung, who co-chaired the meeting, noted an agreement between the Vietnam News Agency and Algerie Presse Service that will establish an official information-sharing channel between the two countries.

The news exchanges will deepen mutual understandings of the Algerian and Vietnamese peoples, he said.

The committee’s closing session witnessed the signing of additional vocational training agreements involving the Vietnam-Algeria Trade Promotion Agency, Vietnam’s Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs, and the Algerian Ministry of Training and Vocational Training.

Algerian Minister of Industry Development and Investment Promotion Amara Benyounes expressed delight at the results of the tenth session and affirmed its role in propelling the bilateral relationship to new heights.

Algeria will host the 11th session of the committee in 2015.

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