Pretoria (VNA) – Pham Minh Chinh, Politburo member, Secretary of the Communist
Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee and head of the CPV Central
Committee’s Organisation Commission, has suggested orientations and measures
to promote traditional solidarity between the CPV and the Revolutionary
Party of Tanzania (CCM) as well as between the two countries.
The Vietnamese official made the suggestions during
his meetings with Tanzanian leaders as part of his working visit to the
African nation from December 3-7.
He met with CCM Vice Chairman and Vice President of
Tanzania Ali Mohamed Shein and Speaker of the National Assembly Job Ndugai,
and held talks with CCM Secretary General Bashiru Ally Kakurwa
Chinh also had working sessions with Politburo
member and head of the CCM’s Ideology and Publicity Secretary Humphrey
Polepole, and Minister of Industry and Trade Innocent Bashungwa.
At these meetings, the official proposed enhancing
measures to consolidate the legal framework for the bilateral ties, and
pushing ahead with the signing of an agreement on double taxation avoidance,
one on trade encouragement and protection and a consular agreement, thus
creating a firm foundation for cooperation in diplomacy, economy, trade,
culture and tourism.
He called on Tanzania to facilitate the operation
joint venture of Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group (Viettel).
Chinh suggested the two countries continue their
close and effective coordination to support each other at regional and
international multi-lateral forums. He asked Tanzania to support Vietnam’s
viewpoint and stance on the East Sea issue, stressing the settlement of
disputes by peaceful measures in line with international law, the 1982
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and the UN Charter, ensuring
security and safety of aviation and navigation in the region.
Tanzania hosts praised the CPV’s role in the past
struggle for national independence and reunification as well as the present
cause of national construction and development.
They said they want to come to Vietnam to learn from
the country’s experience in Party building and rectification, improving the
Party’s leadership and combat capacity, personnel training and
They also suggested stronger partnerships in
diplomacy, economy, trade, investment, telecommunications, agriculture,
fishery and tourism.
The leaders applauded contributions of Halotel to
telecom development in Tanzania, and its support to locals.
On this occasion, Chinh and his entourage visited
the staff of the Vietnamese Embassy in Tanzania and Halotel, which was urged
to become one of the leading telecom firms in the African country and a
spotlight in the Vietnam-Tanzania traditional friendship and cooperation./.