Oct 3, 2011 Ankara

A delegation from the Vietnam Institute for Africa and Middle East Studies (IAMES), led by Dr. Bui Nhat Quang, visited SAM on October 3, 2011. The Institute was established under the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences by decree of the Vietnamese government in 2004, with its main area of study being the Middle East and Africa.

During the visit both sides shared information on several issues, including the functions and structures of the two institutions, Turkey’s strategy for Asia, the foreign policy of Vietnam, the Arab Spring and bilateral cooperation. It was decided that a conference on bilateral relations would be organized and a Cooperation Agreement would be signed between the two institutions.