Nguyen Anh Tuan
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to Ukraine
Abstract. The article describes the development and strengthening of communication between Ukraine and Vietnam thanks to tireless work of many generations. Ukraine provided tremendous efficient moral and material assistance to Vietnam while it conducted struggle for peace and national independence as well as in the period of post-war national reconstruction. In the course of this war, thousands of Ukrainian advisors and military experts marched long distances throughout Vietnam to make their contribution to assisting the Vietnamese nation. Tens of thousands of Vietnamese, namely high-ranking officials in various fields, have been trained in Ukraine and obtained the necessary knowledge and skills. Ukrainians have made a significant contribution to the development of Vietnam.
Over the last 26 years, traditional friendship and all-round cooperation between the two states have transformed into a comprehensive partnership. That upshot is the establishment of a new development basis of Vietnamese-Ukrainian relations that were rapidly developing in all domains, including economy, politics, defense, trade, science, education, and humanitarian cooperation.
Ukraine is highly interested in developing cooperation with Vietnam, especially on those matters related to giving permission to Ukraine for vegetable exports to Vietnamese market. Ukraine also purports to deepen cooperation in the realm of machinery production, energy, in particular in projects of modernization, improvement or construction of new power plants in Vietnam. Besides, Vietnam is the only foreign state where Ukraine has its own port. Vietnamese and Ukrainian enterprises in the realm of agriculture, mining, IT, vessel construction, and footwear industry have concluded a range of agreements.
Keywords: Vietnam, cooperation, Ukraine, Vietnamese nation, comprehensive partnership, Vietnamese-Ukrainian agreements.
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