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PM welcomes new Omani envoy, urges speed on bilateral pacts

Update: January, 28/2015 - 08:34

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung meets with new Omani Ambassador Sultan Saif Hilal Al Mahruqi in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Duc Tam

HA NOI (VNS) — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has invited the new Omani Ambassador to enhance ties by closely co-ordinating with Vietnamese ministries and agencies.

Both sides should tighten political and diplomatic affairs, enhance collaboration in economics, trade, investment, tourism and labour, and continue supporting each other at international forums, he told the new envoy, Sultan Saif Hilal Al Mahruqi, yesterday.

He also spoke of the need to promote the inter-governmental committee's mechanism and speed up the implementation of agreements signed at the committee's second meeting in January last year.

The sultan suggested Viet Nam open an embassy in Oman and intensify delegation exchanges with his country.

He said that as Oman had an important voice in the Gulf Co-operation Council, it was willing to serve as a bridge connecting Viet Nam to other nations in the region.

Viet Nam and Oman established diplomatic ties in 1992 and have since signed nine bilateral co-operative agreements. Trade between the two nations reached US$65 million in 2014, and there are now about 200 Vietnamese workers in the gulf nation. — VNS

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