The go to, which might be made on the invitation of President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on the event of the fortieth anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations (June 24,1982-2022), has a historic that means within the Vietnam-Sierra Leone ties as it is going to be the primary by a head of State of 1 nation to the opposite.
Since Vietnam and Sierra Leone arrange their diplomatic relations on June 24, 1982, the 2 sides have maintained good political relations. Vietnam attaches significance to fostering ties with African nations, together with Sierra Leone. In the meantime, Sierra Leone supported Vietnam’s candidacy for the UNESCO Govt Council (2015-2019), the United Nations Financial and Social Council (ECOSOC in 2016-2018 tenure), and the United Nations Safety Council (2020-2021).
The 2 nations have engaged in financial cooperation and labored collectively in another fields. In 2020, two-way commerce reached 49.26 million USD, up greater than 200 p.c from the 17 million USD recorded in 2018, with Vietnam’s overwhelming exports of 47 million USD. Sierra Leone is working one challenge in advertising and human sources administration in Vietnam with funding of 33,185 USD. Vietnam has but to run any challenge in Sierra Leone.
With the intention to strengthen their all-round ties, the 2 nations signed plenty of memorandum of understanding on cooperation in some areas, together with agriculture and salt manufacturing, rice commerce and fisheries. Additionally they reached an settlement on economy-trade, tradition and expertise in 2003.
Lately, when presenting his credentials to the Sierra Leone President, Vietnamese Ambassador Luong Quoc Thinh highlighted Vietnam’s curiosity in additional bolstering the sound friendship and cooperation between the 2 nations.
The diplomat proposed that each side promote coordination at worldwide and multilateral boards, particularly the UN. He requested Sierra Leone to assist Vietnam in establishing relationship with the African Union and again the viewpoints of Vietnam and the ASEAN on the East Sea/South China Sea difficulty.
President Julius Maada Bio affirmed his nation desires to strengthen and strengthen collaboration with Vietnam in all fields. He stated he hopes the go to might be a beneficial probability for each side to proceed to advertise their already-sound friendship.
The go to is predicted to be a brand new progress within the bilateral relations within the context of African nations, together with Sierra Leone, increasing their relations with Asia-Pacific nations, together with Vietnam.