Relations Between Türkiye and Vietnam

Diplomatic relations between Türkiye and Vietnam were established in 1978. Türkiye and Vietnam have their resident Embassies in Hanoi and Ankara, respectively. The process for opening the Turkish Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City is underway.

Türkiye’s bilateral relations with Vietnam have been developing in every field, particularly in terms of economic and trade exchanges. Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu’s visit on 17-19 March 2015 was the first visit to Vietnam at Foreign Ministers level after a 17-year-interval. The former Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım’s official visit to Vietnam on 23-24 August 2017 was the first Prime Ministerial visit between two countries. Lastly, Vice President Fuat Oktay and Prime Minister of Vietnam Pham Minh Chinh held a telephone conversation on October 12, 2021.

In order to complete the legal ground for cooperation between Türkiye and Vietnam; the Agreement on the Reciprocal Encouragement and Protection of Investments and the Agreement on Prevention of Double Taxation were signed in 2014, Civil Aviation and Maritime Cooperation Agreements were signed in 2015, and the Agreement on Cooperation and Mutual Assistance in Customs was signed in 2017.

Ankara and Hanoi became sister cities in 2011.

Within the scope of Türkiye Scholarships, a total of 25 Vietnamese citizens benefited from Government Scholarships between 2005-2021.

Turkish Airlines’ (THY) Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh flights started on 27 June 2016.