People-to-People Relations Between Vietnam and Brazil Have Great Potential for Growth

On April 7, Nguyen Phuong Nga, President of the Viet Nam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO), met with Marco Farani, Brazilian Ambassador to Vietnam, in Hanoi. During the meeting, Ms. Nga expressed that Vietnam and Brazil have many opportunities for furthering their bilateral relations. VUFO and the Brazilian Embassy then agreed to work together to strengthen the cooperation between the two nations.


According to Nguyen Phuong Nga, Brazil and Vietnam have a long-standing tradition of cooperation and friendship. President Ho Chi Minh famously spent several years in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on his journey to find a way to liberate his country. In 2022, Pedro De Oliveira, a Brazilian, was awarded the highest prize in the 8th National Awards for External Relations for his book “Ho Chi Minh: Life and Career of the Leader of Vietnam’s National Liberation”.

Brazil is a key partner of Vietnam in the Latin American region, and the two countries have formed a strong bond of friendship and mutual support in multilateral forums. Nguyen Phuong Nga has expressed her optimism that the relationship between the two nations has immense potential to grow even further.

Vietnam-Brazil People-to-people Has Ample Potentials to Develop
VUFO President Nguyen Phuong Nga (right) talks with Marco Farani, Brazilian Ambassador to Vietnam at the meeting (Photo: Thu Ha).

Ambassador Marco Farani expressed his delight at the positive cooperation results that the two countries have achieved, noting there was a growing interest among Brazilian experts and engineers to live and work in Vietnam. He went on to express his hope that Vietnam would be a bridge to support Brazil in promoting relations with other Asian countries, particularly with the upcoming launch of the Portuguese-Vietnamese Dictionary which would provide Vietnamese students with valuable resources to learn Portuguese and Brazilian culture.

Nguyen Phuong Nga recently congratulated Marco Farani on his new assignment in Vietnam. The President of VUFO expressed her confidence that Farani’s experience and enthusiasm will have a positive impact on the relationship between the two countries.

Hai An – Hong Anh