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31 October 2019

Osinbajo toasts to Nigeria, Vietnam after visa waiver agreement, trade talks.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has proposed a toast for the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The vice president’s toast was proposed at a dinner organised in honour of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Professor Vuong Hue, held at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja.

Osinbajo, had earlier, at the Presidential Villa, received Hue and his team and witnessed the signing and exchange of the Memorandum of Understanding on waiver of visa requirements for holders of Valid Diplomatic and Official Passports.

The vice president, during the toast on a lighter note, said that Hue was his long lost brother as both of them were born on same year and same month– March, 1957.

According to him, Nigeria and Vietnam had maintained long standing diplomatic relations since 1976 but there were no high level engagements.

In his response, Hue stated that Nigeria and Vietnam had a lot of things in common.

He said that aside boosting economic and trade ties, there was need to enhance cultural relationship.

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