Bilateral Relations

Bilateral Relations
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1.     ANTECEDENTS

  • On 15 October 1973, The Argentine Republic and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam established diplomatic relations through a Joint- Statement, signed in Buenos Aires.
  • Vietnam opened its Embassy in Buenos Aires in January 1995 and Counsellor Nguyen Van Dao was designated as Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of Vietnamese Diplomatic Representation in Buenos Aires.
  • On 12 December 1996, H.E. Mr. Armando J.J. Maffei presented Credentials Letters as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Argentine Republic to Vice-president of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, H.E. Mrs. Nguyen Thi Binh.
  • In December 1997, H.E. Mr. Tran Quang Hoan initiated his mission as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Buenos Aires.
  • The Office of the Argentine Representation in Hanoi was inaugurated by the President of the Nation, H.E. Mr. Carlos Saúl Menem, on 18 February 1997.
  • On 15 May 2000, H.E. Mr. Tomás Ferrari presented Credentials Letters as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Argentine Republic to President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, H.E. Mr. Tran Duc Luong.

2.     INTERCHANGE OF DELEGATIONS

       To the Argentine Republic

  • Visit of the Vietnamese Viceminister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Le Mai, Special Envoy of the Government of Vietnam, in October 1993.
  • Visit of the President of the Commission of International Relations of the National Assembly of Vietnam, Mr.. Hoang Bich Son, in July 1994.
  • Visit of the President of the Commission of International Relations of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Mr. Do Van Tai, in November 1995.
  • Visit of the Vice-president of the Federation of Women of Vietnam, Mrs. Nguyen Phuong Minh, in March 1996.
  • Visit of the Delegation of the Communist Party of Vietnam, in August of 1996.
  • Visit of the Chief Inspector of the State Inspectorate, Mr. Ta Huu Thanh, in October 1996.
  • Visit of the Chief  Inspector of the State Inspectorate, Mr. Ta Huu Thanh, in June 1998.
  • Visit of the Executive Secretary of the Union of Communist Youth of Vietnam, Mr. Hoang Binh Quan, in July 1998.
  • Visit of the Vice-director of the News Agency of Vietnam, Mr. Nguyen Duy Cuong, in September 1998.
  • Visit of the Vice-president of the Commission of International Relations of the National Assembly of Vietnam, Mr. Ngo Anh Dung, in January 1999.
  • Visit of the Vice-president of the National Assembly, Mrs. Truong My Hoa, between the 28 August and 3 September 1999.
  • Visit of the Vice Primerminister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Nguyen Manh Cam, in September 1999.
  • Visit of Minister of Culture and Information, Mr. Nguyen Khoa Diem, in December 2000.
  • Visit of Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Nguyen Dinh Bin, in August 2001.
  • Visit of Vice Minister of Science, Technology and Environment, Mr. Hoang Van Huay, in June 2002.
  • Visit of Vice Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court and Chief Judge of the Central Military Court, Mr. Le Duc Tu, in September 2003.
  • Visit of Vice Minister of Defense, Mr. Nguyen Huy Hieu, in July 2004.
  • Visit of President of Vietnam, H.E. Mr. Tran Duc Luong, in November 2004.
  • Visit of President of Commission of Science and Education of the Vietnam Communist Party, H.E. Mr. Do Nguyen Phuong, in September 2005.
  • Visit of Vice President of Commission of Economy and Budget of the National Assembly, Mrs, Duong Thu Huong, in December 2005.
  • Visit of President of the National Assembly, H.E. Mr. Nguyen Van An, in March 2006.

        To the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

  • Mission of the Argentine General Consul in Hong Kong, Mr. Minister Juan A. Peña, in 1994.
  • Credentials Letters presentation of the Argentine Ambassador in Tokyo and concurrent in Vietnam, Mr. José Ramon Sanchís Muñoz, in 1995.
  • Visit of the Secretary of the Ministry of Economy of Argentina, Mr Felix Cirio, in March 1996, with a mission of Argentine companies.
  • Visit of the Argentine Minister of Foreign Affairs, Eng. Guido Di Tella, in June 1996, with a mission of 10 Argentine companies.
  • Visit of the President of the Nation, Dr. Carlos Saúl Menem, in February 1997, with a mission of 50 Argentine companies.
  • Visit of El Defensor del Pueblo of the Argentine Nation, Dr. Jorge Luis Maiorano, in June 1997.
  • First visit of the Argentine Representative, Mr. Carlos Raimundi, in April 1998.
  • Visit of the Minister of Justice, Dr. Raul Granillo Ocampo, in October 1998.
  • The First Meeting of the Argentine-Vietnamese Mixed Commission presided over by the Undersecretary of International Negotiations, Ambassador Eduardo Alberto Sadous and the Vice-minister of Commerce, Mr. Le Danh Vinh, with a mission of 10 companies and 2 universities of Argentina, Hanoi 25-26 of February 1999.
  • Visit of the Delegation of the Institute of Argentine-Vietnamese Culture headed by President Mrs. Poldi María Sosa, in February 1999, with an exhibition of Argentine photos and the fraternal union of Argentine and Vietnamese schools.
  • Visit of the Undersecretary of Argentine Youth headed by Mr. Bruno Tomaselli, Director of International Relations, in March 1999, accompanied by the Youth Soccer Champion  of  Formosa Province.
  • Visit of the Ramon Puerta, Vice-president of the Commission of International Relations of the House of Representatives of the Argentine Republic, in October 2000.
  • Visit of Vice minister of Foreign Affairs, International Relations and Worship, S.E. Mr. Horacio Chighizola, in November 2001, with a mission of Argentine companies.
  • Visit of Secretary of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Dr. Julio Luna, in October 2002.
  • Visit of Director of International Security, Nuclear and Space Affairs (DIGAN), Mr. Ambassador Carlos Sersale di Cerisano, in October 2004.

 3.    OTHER ACTIVITIES OF COOPERATION

  • Investment:  Vietnam has registered in 1989 an investment of Argentina, type 100% of foreign investment, with an initial investment fund of 120,000 USD for biological product production (bio-fertilizing, bio-pesticidas, bio-stimulating vegetables) for agriculture.
  • Scientific-technical Cooperation: Argentina helps Vietnam in the training of veterinary technicians (a mission to Argentina) and soccer players (2 missions in Vietnam) in the framework of the South-South Cooperation of Argentina.
  • Educational-cultural interchange: Meetings have been organized between Argentine Universities (National University El Salvador, National University of La Plata) and Vietnamese Universities (University of Agriculture of Hanoi, University of International Trade, University of Economy, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Institute of Diplomacy); as well as exhibitions of photos and artistic paintings of Argentine authors and commemoration seminars in Vietnam and vice versa. Vietnamese School in Argentina and Argentine School in Vietnam have been named.
  • Sport interchange:  visits of football teams have been organized, as well as missions of Argentine football trainers to Vietnam.
  • Commercial interchange:  Since  the opening of the Embassy in Hanoi, Argentina and Vietnam frequently interchange commercial missions with seminars of commercial promotion. Argentine Companies have visited Vietnam like IMPSA, NIDERA, MOLINOS, ARCOR, INVAP, among others.

       The volume of the commercial interchange between Argentina and Vietnam (million USD) increases every year.

Year Total Importation Exportation Balance
1995 11,52 03,12 08,40  +05,28
1996 07,49 05,66 01,83  -03,83
1997 18,83 12,12 06,71  -05,41
1998 32,40 21,05 11,35  -09,70
1999 44,27 12,81 31,46  +18,65
2000 30,46 03,71 26,74  +23,03
2001 69,92 09,61 60,31  +50,70
2002 71,64 02,55 69,09  +66,54
2003 140,78 05,26 135,52 +130,26
2004 158,81 11,61 147,20 +135,59
2005 213,69 22,37 191,32  +168,95

(Source: CEI Argentina)

4.    SIGNED AGREEMENTS

1. Cooperation Agreement between the Argentine Chamber of Commerce for the South East Asia and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Vietnam, signed in October 1992.
2. Cooperation Agreement between the Argentine-Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Vietnam, signed in June 1994.
3. Agreement between the Argentine Republic and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for Reciprocal Promotion and Protection of Inversion, signed in Hanoi, 3 June 1996.
4. Agreement  between the Argentine Republic and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on Economic and Trade Cooperation, signed in Hanoi, 3 June 1996.
5. Memorandum of Understanding between the Argentine Republic and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on Political Consultation, signed in Hanoi, 3 June 1996.
6. Cooperation Agreement on Animal Health between Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Fishery and Alimentation of the Argentine Republic and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, signed in Hanoi, June 1996.
7. Cooperation Agreement between Fundación Exportar-Ar of the Argentine Republic and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, signed in Hanoi, 4 June 1996.
8. Cooperation Agreement on Agriculture and Agro-industry between the Government of the Argentine Republic and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, signed in Hanoi, 17 February 1997.
9. Agreement between the Argentine Republic and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on Scientific and Technological Cooperation, signed in Hanoi, 17 February 1997.
10. Memorandum of Understanding between the Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Fishery and Alimentation of the Argentine Republic and the Ministry of Fishery of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, signed in Hanoi, 17 February 1997.
11. Cooperation Agreement between El Defensor del Pueblo of Argentine Nation and the State Inspectorate of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, signed in Hanoi, 23 June 1997.
12. Cooperation Agreement between the Ministry of Justice of the Argentine Republic and the Ministry of Justice of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, signed in Hanoi, 18 October 1998.
13. Cooperation Agreement between the National Subsecretary of the Argentine Youth and the National Committee of the Youth of Vietnam on Youth Works, signed in Argentina, 26 February 1998.
14. Final Minutes of the First Meeting of the Argentine-Vietnamese Joint-Commission, signed in Hanoi, 26 February 1999.
15. Memorandum of Understanding between the National University of El Salvador of Argentina and the Institute of International Relations of Vietnam, University of National Economy of Vietnam, University of Social Sciences and Humanities of Vietnam, University of Agriculture of Hanoi, signed in Hanoi, during 25-26 February 1999.
16. Memorandum of Understanding between the National University of La Plata of Argentina and the University of Foreign Trade of Vietnam, University of Trade of Vietnam, University of Social Sciences and Humanities of Vietnam, University of Agriculture of Hanoi, signed in Hanoi, during 24-26 February 1999.
17. Cooperation Agreement between the Secretary of Sports of the Argentine Republic and the Committee of Sports and Physical Education of the Socialist Republic of  Vietnam, signed in Buenos Aires, 14 September 1999.
18. Agreement between the Government of the Argentine Republic and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on Suppression of Visas for Holders of Diplomatic and Official Passports, signed in Buenos Aires, 14 September 1999.
19. Agreement between the Argentine Republic and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on Cultural and Educational Cooperation, signed in Buenos Aires, 7 December 2000.
20. Agreement between the Government of the Argentine Republic and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, signed in Hanoi, in November 2001.
21. Agreement between Nead of Vietnam and INVAP S.E. on the Cooperation for the Implementation of a Project on Techonology Transfer and Joint Venture for Production of Radiotherapy Equipment in Vietnam, the Argentine Republic and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on Cultural and Educational Cooperation, in Hanoi, 14 June 2003.

 

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