The Egyptian Gazette, the oldest English newspaper in the Middle East, on August 26 carried a story on its front page highlighting the ongoing state visit to Egypt by Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang.
The paper said the visit is expected to usher in new cooperation prospects between the two countries.
It reported that this is the first visit of a Vietnamese Head of State to Egypt since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1963. Egypt was one of the first Arab countries to have relations with Vietnam.
The two Presidents will hold talks in Cairo discussing new prospects of bilateral cooperation in a variety of domains such as politics, economy, trade investment, culture and education.
The newspaper quoted President Quang as saying to Egyptian media that he was pleased to pay a state visit to Egypt at a time when the two countries were holding a range of significant events to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations.
The President was also quoted as saying that he would discuss with President Sisi and senior Cairo government officials the directions and measures to promote cooperation and friendship between the two countries in politics, defence, security, trade, investment, agriculture, education and training, culture and tourism
He added that there are immense prospects and potentials for bilateral cooperation across all areas between Vietnam and Egypt.
The newspaper also mentioned the official visit to Vietnam by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi in September last year.