Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, departed Abuja today, Dec. 3, for the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for a high-level bilateral engagement.
According to a statement signed by the VP’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, Osinbajo is scheduled to meet with the President of Vietnam, Nguy?n Xuân Phúc; the Vice President, Madam Vo Thi Anh Xuan; the Prime Minister, Pham Minh Chinh, other government officials and the business community.
The statement is titled “In high level visit to Vietnam, Osinbajo to meet President, VP, Prime Minister, others.”
“The VP’s reciprocal visit to the South-East Asian nation will further strengthen trade and bilateral relations between both countries,” Akande noted.
Recall that in view of the trade and bilateral relations between Nigeria and Vietnam, then Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam, Vuong Hue, visited Nigeria in 2019 and met with Osinbajo.
Although both countries have maintained long-standing diplomatic relations since 1976, Osinbajo will be the second high-ranking Nigerian government official to visit the Southeast Asian country after former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
The VP will also participate in a business forum at the Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce aimed at matchmaking entrepreneurs from both countries.
Osinbajo will conclude the Vietnam visit on Wednesday, Dec 7.