This visit is an important event as the two countries are looking towards the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties in 2025.
Vietnam and Mozambique have a fine traditional relationship, sharing many historical similarities and have always supported each other in the struggle for national independence as well as the cause for national construction and development.
The two countries established diplomatic relations on June 25, 1975, the same day when Mozambique declared independence. Both nations frequently exchange delegations at all levels on the Party and State channels. The Mozambique side saw the visits by President Armando Emilio Guebuza in January 2007, Prime Minister Luisa Dias Diogo in June 2008, the FRELIMO Party General Secretary in October 2011, Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario in 2017 and many ministerial delegations. From the Vietnamese side, there were visits by General Secretary Nong Duc Manh in April 2008, President Truong Tan Sang in March 2016 and the Permanent member of the Secretariat Tran Quoc Vuong in December 2018.
During the online talks on June 6, 2022, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and FRELIMO Party leader and Mozambique President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi affirmed that the traditional solidarity, friendship and cooperation relationship between Vietnam and Mozambique has been inherited, nurtured and developed by generations of both countries’ leaders and people. The countries continue to maximise their strengths to complement each other and further deepen the time-honoured cooperation and friendship between Vietnam and Mozambique.
Leaders of the two parties and the two countries agreed to continue promoting cooperation between the Communist Party of Vietnam and the FRELIMO Party with the role of guiding multifaceted cooperation between the two countries to become more substantive and effective; to increase exchanges on the Party, government, parliament and people-to-people channels; to effectively tap into the potential and strengths of each side to promote cooperation in politics-diplomacy, economics-trade, security-defence, education-training, tourism, culture and people-to-people exchange; to enhance close cooperation on regional and international multilateral forums, for the sake of the two countries’ people, for peace, stability and prosperity.
In recent years, the relationship between the two countries’ legislative bodies has been strengthened and developed positively, making important contributions to enhancing the time-honoured friendship between Vietnam and Mozambique. Cooperation between the two parliaments is maintained within the framework of multilateral parliamentary forums.
During their meeting on the occasion of attending the 5th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament (WCSP5) in Austria in September 2021, National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and Mozambique Assembly Speaker Esperanca Laurinda Francisco Nhiuane Bias agreed to boost ties between the two countries’ parliaments through the exchange of delegations, especially high-level delegations; to enhance the exchange of experience in parliamentary activity; to work together in supervising and pressing for the implementation of cooperation agreements signed between the two governments; to support localities, enterprises and people of the two countries to expand exchange and enhance understanding. The two sides maintain meetings, consult, coordinate and support each other at multilateral parliamentary forums such as the International Parliamentary Union, and discuss regional and international matters of shared interest.
Vietnam’s reception of the Mozambique parliament speaker affirms the Vietnamese Party and State’s consistent policy of always attaching importance to traditional friends, including Mozambique.
Mozambique Assembly Speaker Esperanca Laurinda Francisco Nhiuane Bias’s official visit will help strengthen and further promote the time-honoured friendship and multifaceted cooperation between the two nations, while also strengthening cooperation between the Vietnamese National Assembly and the Mozambique Assembly more effectively and substantively.