Africa Day’s 60th anniversary celebrated in Hanoi

02/06/2023 77

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ha Kim Ngoc attended a banquet hosted by the embassies of African countries in Hanoi on May 25 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Africa Day (May 25, 1963 - 2023).
Addressing the event, Ngoc highlighted the significance of Africa Day, which marks the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which evolved into the current African Union (AU), exactly 60 years ago.
On behalf of African ambassadors to Vietnam, Ambassador of His Majesty the King, Mr. Jamale Chouaibi stressed that relations between Africa and Vietnam took shape during their struggles for national liberation and safeguarding.
He expressed his delight at the unceasingly promoted ties between Vietnam and African countries, particularly in trade and investment. Vietnam is among important trading partners of Africa, with bilateral trade topping around 6 billion USD in 2022, and also a development model for many countries in the continent.
The celebration featured the diverse traditional dishes from participant African Embassies accredited to Vietnam.