Message from Ambassador
Visitors and friends,
Welcome to the official website of the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam in the Republic of South Africa, accredited to the Republic of Namibia, the Republic of Botswana, the Republic of Zimbabwe, the Kingdom of Eswatini and the Kingdom of Lesotho.
With a population of over 94 million people, Viet Nam boasts a young, talented workforce, a promising market for businesses and investors, as well as an interesting destination and timeless charm for tourists from South Africa and other countries in the region. In foreign policy, Viet Nam and South Africa share many common values, among them are the principles of independence, self-reliance, peace, cooperation, development and commitment to international law.
Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries on 22 December 1993, Viet Nam has always attached importance to and given priority to strengthening the “partnership for cooperation and development” with South Africa – a critical partner of Viet Nam in Africa, both bilaterally and in multilateral frameworks. Upon the foundation of great solidarity and traditional friendship forged and cultivated by President Nelson Mandela and President Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam and South Africa have immense potentials, strengths and determination to constantly consolidate and elevate the comprehensive cooperation between the two countries to new heights in all areas, from politics and diplomacy to economics, culture, education, defense, security, etc., in the interests of the two peoples as well as for peace and development in the region and the world at large.
Besides being the official representative in bilateral relations with South Africa and accredited countries, the Embassy is also a shared home for the Vietnamese community living, studying and working in the host countries, and a reliable destination to help overseas Vietnamese develop, integrate into the host society, uphold the national identity and stay united towards the Motherland.
It is my hope that this website will be a valuable information portal for you to explore Viet Nam, her people and socio-economic achievements, thereby substantively contributing to strengthening friendship and cooperation between Viet Nam and Southern African countries in general as well as between Viet Nam and South Africa in particular.
We welcome your active contributions to make the Embassy website’s information even more diverse and useful.
Hoang Van Loi
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam in the Republic of South Africa,
accredited to Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Eswatini and Lesotho