President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, has embarked on an official visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, as reported by Sarbaz.kz, citing Akorda.
The official visit of Kassym-Jomart Tokayev commenced with a wreath-laying ceremony at the monument to national heroes and the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, located in Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi.
On September 2, 1945, at this square, Ho Chi Minh proclaimed the independence of Vietnam.
Subsequently, an official meeting and negotiations took place with the President of Vietnam, Vo Van Thong. During the negotiations, prospects for developing cooperation in trade and economics, investment, energy, transportation and logistics, agro-industry, and cultural and humanitarian spheres were discussed.
"This is my first visit to your beautiful country as the President of Kazakhstan. I attach paramount importance to this visit. In Kazakhstan, I must note that your country and your people are highly respected. Vietnam's economic successes are a solid foundation for further cooperation between our states. We pay great attention to economic and political interactions between our countries and duly appreciate Vietnam's significant economic potential and the country's authority on the international stage," stated Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
According to Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, by the end of last year, mutual trade between Kazakhstan and Vietnam exceeded the half-billion-dollar mark, reaching $600 million in the first six months of 2023. The goal is to elevate this significant figure to $1 billion by the end of the year. In turn, Vo Van Thong highly commended the intensification of cooperation between the two nations and expressed the intention to strengthen the close partnership between Kazakhstan and Vietnam.
Following the meeting of the heads of states, several agreements and memorandums were signed.