Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has departed the shores of the country for the Republic of Vietnam for an official assignment.
Osinbajo will be involved in high-level bilateral engagements in the Asian country, where he’s expected to meet the President of Vietnam, Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and the Vice President, Pho Chu Tich Nuroc, among other dignitaries of the country.
Osinbajo’s reciprocal visit to the Southeast Asian country will further fortify trade and bilateral relations between both countries.
The Vice President’s spokesman, Loalu Akande made this known through a statement on Saturday
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.
The Vice President is expected back in the country next week when all scheduled meetings would have been concluded.