Kampala, 23 August 2022 (TDI): Deputy Speaker of Parliament of Uganda, Thomas Tayebwa met Nguyen Nam Tien the Ambassador-Designate of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to Uganda.

He was accompanied by King Caesar Mulenga, Consul of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to Uganda. The officials discussed bolstering commercial ties between the nations.

Agenda of the meeting

Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa welcomed the Ambassador and Consul of Vietnam and commended the cordial bilateral relations between both nations.

Ambassador Nguyen Nam Tein said the two nations will soon be celebrating 50 years of cooperation and it is a great opportunity to revitalize the relations between them.

The officials discussed key issues including commercial ties and coffee export. The meeting focused on fresh cooperation in several areas including investment, finances, and institutional reforms.

Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa said, “We expect Vietnam’s support in areas of agricultural value addition, especially in coffee. Vietnam is very good in coffee processing and Uganda is Africa’s leading coffee producer”.

Consular General Mulenga emphasized the 50 years long bilateral relations between the states and the recent opening of the consulate of Vietnam in Uganda, which has further advanced the bilateral ties.

He further shed light on the modernization adopted by Vietnam in farming, which is something Uganda should also work on.

Uganda-Vietnam Relations

Uganda and Vietnam enjoy cordial relations with each other. Both the nations cooperate in education, culture, and agricultural sectors but mostly in trade among others.

Uganda and Vietnam are working to further enhance development in agriculture, infrastructure, and trade.

Both the nations are considering signing a Memorandum of Understanding and further working together to enjoy mutual benefits. Both governments look forward to strengthening economic and diplomatic relations with each other.