The country is set to release a blueprint of its cooperation plans with African countries for the next 10 years. The plan, which is expected to be unveiled at a three-day event in Hanoi starting August 17, will focus on food security, trade, investment, agriculture and human resource development, Deputy Foreign Minister Doan Xuan Hung said, according to Vietnam Business News. The Hanoi event, dubbed “Vietnam-Africa: cooperation for mutual sustainable development,” will feature representatives from both parties who will discuss means to deepen Vietnam and Africa’s cooperation in various areas.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.