|Prime Minister Nguyen Tan receives new Ambassador to Vietnam Dakhil Al Johani in Hanoi on January 14. — VNA/VNS Photo Duc Tam
HA NOI (VNS) — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung suggested accelerating oil and gas and labour cooperation with Saudi Arabia while welcoming the south-western Asian country's new Ambassador to Vietnam Dakhil Al Johani in Hanoi on January 14.
The Vietnamese Government supports Saudi Arabian entrepreneurs' long-term business in Viet Nam, the PM told the diplomat, calling for greater efforts by both sides to raise two-way trade value to 2 billion USD by the end of 2015.
He said the two countries' relations are growing in various realms and should be more efficient with enhanced mutual understanding and support at international forums, especially at the United Nations.
The PM's suggestion to early sign an agreement on investment encouragement and protection was echoed by the Ambassador who pledged to work hard during his working term to translate the view into action with a view of creating a legal framework for both sides' cooperative potential to be fully tapped.
The diplomat vowed to work for the efficient realization of agreements and accords inked while delivering his Government's determination to speed up cooperation with Vietnam considering the country as its promising and important market.
Dakhil Al Johani confirmed he will do his utmost during his term and wished to witness remarkable developments to be made in the two countries' relations.— VNA/VNS