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Vietnam delivers a better life for all its people

An interview with Mrs Kgomotso Ruth Magau, South African Ambassador to Vietnam on the occasion of the 12th National congress of Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV).

Journalist: What was your take on this country and its people back in those days when you just took the job here? Have things changed since and in what way?

Ambassador:  Having just taken the job here, the first thing I observed about Hanoi was its humidity levels which for me was very high. I found the people very friendly and welcoming even though the majority of them could not speak with me directly, their facial expressions were warm.

Journalist: It’s been almost 3 years since you first came to Vietnam. Have you seen any achievements at all? Or in other words, what have you seen living here in Vietnam?

Ambassador: Having been here for three years the achievement of Vietnam in meeting the Millennium development goals is worth noting. It shows the government’s commitment to making the lives of all the country’s citizens better.

Journalist: In your opinion, what is the role of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) in the development of the country? Similarly, what is ANC’s? Is this role replaceable?
Ambassador: Both the ANC as the ruling Party in South Africa and the Communist Party of Vietnam’s respective roles is the development of the countries further and ensuring that they deliver a better life for all their people.

Journalist: How have the two countries been cooperating? Could you give us some examples to demonstrate the relations between the two countries? Is there still room for both to widen and deepen the cooperation and what needs to be done in the future?
Ambassador: Both countries have good political relations and there has been an exchange of high-level delegations from both sides. There is still a lot of room that could be explored as far as the scope of trade is concerned to close the deficit that exists between the two countries. There is a need to build up and make necessary follow-up on issues raised during the exchanges that have taken place between the two countries.

Journalist: What do you make of the on-going 12th National Congress of CPV? What could Vietnamese expect in your opinion and what do you expect?
Ambassador: I wish the 12th National congress of CPV success and wish the Congress to come with resolutions that would further advance the work achieved by the previous Congresses and intensify the development of the country for the betterment of the livelihoods of all the Vietnamese.

Journalist: Working here in Vietnam, what have you and the embassy done to support and embrace the relations between our countries?

Ambassador: Every year the Embassy working with its partners including Vietnamese community identify and raise resources for a charity organization under the theme “Making every day a Nelson Mandela Day”, this is an annual event held on the 18th July to celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day

Journalist: What do you do in your freetime here?

Ambassador: Besides work, I like to travel to different places to see more about your people and country.

During Vietnam’s Tet holiday, I spend some time with the staff working at the official residence, join their families and enjoy meals with them. I have been to the families of two already, leaving one whom I will do during this year’s Tet.

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