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HCMC celebrates anniversary of Vietnam-Malaysia diplomatic ties

A ceremony marking the 45th anniversary of the Vietnam - Malaysia diplomatic relationship was held in Ho Chi Minh City on August 7.

HCMC celebrates anniversary of Vietnam-Malaysia diplomatic ties

Speaking at the event, Standing deputy chairman of HCMC People's Committee Le Thanh Liem said that Malaysia has 562 projects worth more than US$12 billion in Vietnam, ranking the 7th among countries and territories worldwide that have investments in the country. 
The bilateral trade between Malaysia and Vietnam reached US$6.67 billion in the first half of 2018, up 19.2 percent compared with the same period last year. The two countries expected to achieve US$15 billion by 2020.
Mr. Sofian Akmal Bin Abd. Karim, Consul General of Malaysia in HCMC stressed that the relationship of the two sides has gained outstanding achievements, especially after the official establishment of the Vietnam-Singapore strategic partnership. In 2017, there was 248,000 Vietnamese tourists who traveled to Malaysia, and 488,000 Malaysian visiting Vietnam. Cooperation activities in education and youth exchange program between the two sides have been carried out regularly.

By THUY VU - Translated by Kim Khanh

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