In a Hanoi reception on June 6 for his Brazilian counterpart Eduardo Paes Saboia, Ngoc expressed his delight at Brazil continuing to be Vietnam's largest trade partner in the Latin America, with two-way trade reaching USD 6.78 billion in 2022.

He highlighted the potential of bilateral collaboration in agriculture, renewable energy, science-technology, climate change response, digital transformation, and South-South cooperation.


Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ha Kim Ngoc (right) and his counterpart from Brazil Eduardo Paes Saboia

Discussing measures to deepen the Vietnam - Brazil comprehensive partnership based on shared values of peace, cooperation and development, both sides said this could be achieved through regular high-level visits and exchanges, particularly those by top leaders from both countries.

Toward the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties next year, both officials agreed to further strengthen bilateral coordination, uphold the Joint Commission and Political Consultation mechanisms, expand dialogues and connections between ministries, departments and businesses, toward gradually fine-tuning legal frameworks to boost trade and investment cooperation, especially in agriculture, locality-to-locality and people-to-people exchanges, and those between friendship organizations.

They also vowed to step up talks toward signing agreements in education and technical cooperation.

On global and regional issues of shared concern, they promised to work closely together and offer mutual support at international organizations and multilateral forums of which Vietnam and Brazil are members, particularly the United Nations, as well as reinforce the ASEAN - Brazil partnership.

While in Vietnam, the Brazilian official also held working sessions with officials of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations, and the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences.

Source: VNA