NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân at a meeting on Monday with Amal Al Qubaisi, President of the UAE Federal National Council. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
ABU DHABI – NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân has suggested closer coordination between the legislative bodies of Việt Nam and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in implementing co-operation agreements between the two nations.
This would contribute to strengthening bilateral ties, she said at a meeting on Monday with Amal Al Qubaisi, President of the UAE Federal National Council.
The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 11th Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament.
Ngân affirmed that Việt Nam treasures friendship and cooperation with the UAE, and expressed her pleasure in the development of Việt Nam-UAE relations.
She lauded preparations made for the summit, saying it would contribute to enhancing the role and position of the UAE in the region and the world.
Highlighting the potential for the two sides to enhance economic links, especially in trade, investment, petroleum and labour sectors, Ngân said the UAE was likely to become one of Việt Nam’s leading economic partners.
For her part, Al Qubaisi shared the positive impressions of Việt Nam gathered during her trip to the country in 2015.
Appreciating the proposals made by the Vietnamese leader at the summit, she said Việt Nam’s experience offered good lessons and contributed to the event’s success.
On the basis of effective co-operation in many fields, the two countries should further expand connections in economy, trade and labour, she said.
Al Qubaisi said that the UAE foreign policy envisaged an important role in Asia for Việt Nam. The Vietnamese delegation’s attendance at the Summit would play an important role in bolstering bilateral relations, she said.
The UAE is one of Việt Nam’s leading partners in trade, investment and labour in the Middle East and the seventh largest importer of Vietnamese products.
Two-way trade in 2015 and the first nine months of this year hit US$6.3 billion and $4.3 billion, respectively. The UAE is also a big investor from the Persian Gulf in Việt Nam, with a total registered capital of $4 billion. At present, about 5,000 Vietnamese labourers work in the UAE. — VNS