Activities in Vietnam

Africa Day Celebration

On May 25, 2023, 8 African Embassies celebrated the African Day in Hanoi, the Government Guest House in Ha Noi came alive with vibrant colors, and an atmosphere brimming with cultural pride as it played host to a magnificent reception in celebration of Africa Day. This event aimed to showcase the richness and diversity of eight African nations, highlighting their unique cultures, traditions, and contributions to the world.

Uniting in Diversity: The African continent is home to a kaleidoscope of cultures, languages, and traditions. The reception beautifully captured this diversity, with each participating country infusing the event with its distinct flair. From the moment guests arrived, they were greeted by a stunning display of traditional attire, music, and dance, setting the stage for an unforgettable evening.

Gastronomic Delights: A highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the culinary journey through Africa’s flavors. Guests were treated to a mouthwatering array of traditional dishes from each of the participating nations. The aroma of Moroccan tagines, the fiery spices of Ethiopian injera, the savory delights of Ghanaian jollof rice — every bite was a tantalizing adventure, leaving taste buds craving for more.
Art, Craft, and Fashion: Artisans and craftsmen from the eight African nations proudly displayed their masterpieces at the event, offering a glimpse into the creativity and craftsmanship that make Africa so unique. Additionally, a fashion show featuring traditional and contemporary African designs took center stage, showcasing the fusion of heritage and modernity in African fashion.

A Vibrant Future: The Africa Day celebration reception at the Government Guest House served as a powerful reminder of Africa’s immense cultural wealth. It celebrated the past, embraced the present, and looked towards a future brimming with opportunities for growth, cooperation, and mutual understanding. By showcasing the diversity and vibrancy of eight African nations, the event left a lasting impression on all who attended, promoting a renewed appreciation for Africa’s invaluable contributions to the global community.

Activities in Vietnam Vice President Prof. Yemi Osibanjo Visit to Vietnam

Vice President of Vietnam, Mrs. Vo Thi Anh Xuan presides over the welcoming ceremony for the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

The ceremony featured Children in Hanoi who also came out and presented flowers to welcome Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo.

Nigeria and Vietnam are good trading partners, with over $500 million in trade between our countries as of 2019. However, as with anything, our relationship can be improved upon.

This visit serves to bolster our relationship, thereby creating more opportunities to do business together, and share our cultures which was one amongst many others discussed during my meeting with the Vice President of The Socialist Republic of Vietnam; HE Vo Thi Anh Xuan. In furthering our relationship between the two countries we both witnessed Signing of Memorandum of Understanding for defense between Nigeria and Vietnam. 

Ambassador Adamu signing MoU between Nigeria and Vietnam for Defense Cooperation

Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan welcomed Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo.

Children in Hanoi give flowers to welcome Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo.

Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan holds talks with Vice President of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo.

Mission Duties Vice President Prof. Yemi Osibanjo Visit to Vietnam

Ambassador Adamu signing MoU between Nigeria and Vietnam for Defense Cooperation

On behalf of the State and people of Vietnam, Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan warmly welcomed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s official visit to Vietnam after a phone conversation between the two sides in September 2021, marking an official visit. Nigeria’s highest visit to Vietnam since 2005. Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan believes that the visit will contribute to strengthening the good cooperation relationship between the two countries.

Ambassador Adamu signing MoU between Nigeria and Vietnam for Defense Cooperation

The Vice President congratulated the achievements that the Government and people of Nigeria have achieved over the past time in terms of political stability, socio-economic development, response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as consolidating their important position in the country. important in the region and in the world; believes that Nigeria will continue to achieve more great achievements in the implementation of the National Development Plan 2021-2025, contributing to the successful implementation of Agenda 2050, putting Nigeria in the top 20 economies. world.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo expressed his pleasure to visit Vietnam for the first time; Sincere thanks to the warm welcome that the Vietnamese side has given the delegation. The Vice President highly appreciated Vietnam’s comprehensive achievements in doi moi, integration, development and enhancement of the country’s position in regional and multilateral forums, believing that Vietnam will contribute effective in UN operations in peace building and development.

Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo welcomed the positive developments in the two countries’ relations, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, in the fields of politics, diplomacy,  trade and investment. Not only deploying many high-level contacts (with two bilateral visits and phone talks between the leaders of the two countries), Vietnam and Nigeria have made efforts to bring the trade turnover over 500 million USD and become important trade partners in the region.

Leaders of the two countries also agreed on specific orientations to promote in-depth and effective bilateral cooperation.

In terms of politics-diplomacy, the two sides reaffirmed the importance of enhancing delegation exchanges and contacts at all levels across all channels of the Government, the National Assembly, ministries, branches, localities and people-to-people exchanges. to strengthen political trust and create new impetus for economic cooperation. The two sides agreed to continue to closely coordinate and support each other at multilateral forums, especially the United Nations. Vietnam and Nigeria are willing to act as a bridge for each other to establish relations with regional organizations such as the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) and ASEAN.

Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo affirmed their determination to strengthen economic cooperation and increase bilateral trade turnover commensurate with Nigeria’s potential and market size of over 200 million people and nearly 100 million people of Vietnam. The Vice President asked Nigeria to create favorable conditions for market access for Vietnamese agricultural products, seafood and consumer goods.

The two leaders also emphasized the importance of agricultural development in ensuring national and global food security, agreeing that the two countries have a lot of room to cooperate in this field under the bilateral or trilateral model. beside; expressed the desire to strengthen investment cooperation; promoting cooperation in digital economy, green transformation, energy, defense-security…

The two sides welcomed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on defense cooperation within the framework of the visit, agreed to coordinate in speeding up the approval and effective implementation of the signed cooperation documents; promote the negotiation and signing of agreements on investment promotion and protection, avoidance of double taxation and other specialized cooperation documents in order to strengthen the legal framework and facilitate economic cooperation between the two countries. two countries.

The two sides also exchanged views on a number of international and regional issues of mutual concern and reached consensus on solving problems in the region and the world by peaceful means on the basis of respect for international law. . On this occasion, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo cordially invited Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan to pay an official visit to Nigeria. Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan proposed assigning the Foreign Ministry of the two sides to coordinate and arrange an appropriate time./.

Mission Duties

Ambassador Hassan Adamu Mamani presents his letter of credence to H.E. Mr Nguyen Xuan Phuc, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, on Thursday 23rd December, 2021 at the Presidential palace in Hanoi.

Meeting with Nigerian Ambassador Hassan Adamu Mamaniu, President Phuc expressed his hope that during the diplomat’s term, the two countries will coordinate closely to develop bilateral relations on par with their political resolve and cooperation potential and increase their annual trade to about 1 billion USD.

The ambassador said he will exert every effort during his term so as to intensify the countries’ multifaceted cooperation, noting that Nigeria is ready to send a high-ranking delegation to Vietnam to reinforce ties.

Mission Duties

Prime Minister urges Viet Nam, Nigeria to promote economic, trade ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc suggested Viet Nam and Nigeria step up economic and trade ties after the COVID-19 pandemic passes, during his reception for outgoing Nigerian Ambassador Francis Young Efeduma in Ha Noi on 28 July.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (right) and Nigerian Ambassador Francis Young Efeduma (Photo: VNA)

Highlighting the great potential for cooperation between the two countries, the PM said their economic connectivity is feasible and expected to contribute to prosperity in each nation.

The leader stressed he pins high hope on a brighter future of the bilateral relationship.

He highlighted the fruitful friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Nigeria during Ambassador Efeduma’s tenure, and expressed his hope that Efeduma and his successor will make more contributions to the bilateral ties.

As ASEAN Chair, Viet Nam will make all-out efforts for peace, stability and prosperity in the region and the world, he pledged.

The PM extended his sympathy over difficulties faced by Nigeria, especially the impact of the pandemic. He has ordered the supply of medical equipment to Nigeria to help the country soon contain the disease.

For his part, Efeduma told the host leader that Nigeria plans to send enterprises to Viet Nam to study business opportunities and enhance economic and trade relations with the Southeast Asian country. However, the plan has been postponed due to COVID-19.

Echoing PM Phuc’s view, the ambassador said he believes that the bilateral economic and trade cooperation, especially in agriculture, will be resumed and grows even stronger once the pandemic is put under control.

Nigeria is also ready to implement tourism cooperation projects with Viet Nam next year since Viet Nam has beautiful sites and many Nigerians want to visit the country, he added.

The ambassador congratulated Viet Nam on its successful ASEAN Chairmanship, which has contributed to regional peace, stability and development, and thanked the Vietnamese Government and the Prime Minister for supporting Nigeria with medical supplies in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: VNA

Activities in Vietnam

The Annual Food and Cultural Festival

The Nigerian Embassy participated at the recent Annual Food and Cultural Festival organized by the Service Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 9th December 2018