EGYPT AND VIETNAM RELATIONS


- Egypt was the first Arabian country to establish relationship with Vietnam. In 1958, Vietnam opened its commercial representative office in Egypt. On September 1st 1963, the two countries established official diplomatic relations. In the same year, the Embassy of Vietnam was opened in Cairo. In 1964, Egypt opened its Embassy in Hanoi. 
- Vietnamese delegations to Egypt: Special Envoy of the President of the State Council and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Dy Nien (May 1992); Minister of Water Resources Nguyen Canh Dinh (May 1993); Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Dy Nien (July 1993); Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Khanh (May 1994); Minister of Culture and Information Tran Hoan (November 1994); Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Ha Phan (March 1995); Standing Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Tran Quang Co (April 1995); Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Cong Tan (May 1997); Chairman of the National Assembly Nong Đuc Manh (July 1999); Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Vu Đinh Cu (May 2002); Deputy Head of the External Affairs Committee of the National Assembly Nguyen Ngoc Tran (July 2003); Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Phu Binh (October 2003); Minister of Fishery Ta Quang Ngoc (February 2004); Deputy Minister of National Defense Nguyen Huy Hieu (March 2004); Vice Chairperson of the People’s Committee of Hai Phong (March 2004); and Vice State President Truong My Hoa (June 2006). 

Egyptian Delegations to Vietnam: Minister of Education (July 1996); Assistant to Minister of Foreign Affairs (June 1996); Delegation of the People’s Democratic Party (December 1997); Director of the Authority for National Administrative Supervision (March 1999); Chief of staff of the West region military zone (July 2004); Assistant to Minister of Foreign Affairs (October 2004); Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (December 2004), and Minister for International Cooperation visited  Vietnam and attended the inter-governmental Committee’s meeting (April 2007). 

Vietnam-Egypt Inter-governmental Committee held the first session in September 1997 in Hanoi, the second one in March 2006 in Cairo and the third in April 2007 in Hanoi. Trade volume between the two countries reached respectively USD 22.7 million in 2002 (Vietnam’s export value reached USD 21.8 million); USD 29 million  in 2003 (Vietnam’s export value was USD 22.2 million); USD 41.1 million  in 2004 (with Vietnam’s export value of USD 38.7 million ); USD 64.2 million  in 2005(with Vietnam’s export value of USD 45.1 million ); and more than USD 60 million in 2006 (with Vietnam’s  export value of USD 44 million). Vietnam’s main export items to Egypt are electronic components, black pepper, tobacco materials, textile fibers, coconut products, fishing net, coffee, footwear, household appliances, rubber, automotive tires and tubes, electric products and rice. Vietnam’s main import items from Egypt include raw materials, chemical substances, pharmaceutical products, metal scraps, and other consumer goods.​​
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