President Trần Đại Quang yesterday receives the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Việt Nam Khalid Ibrahim Abdulaziz Shohail Al-Qahtani, who came to say goodbye before ending his tenure.— VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — President Trần Đại Quang yesterday received the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Việt Nam Khalid Ibrahim Abdulaziz Shohail Al-Qahtani, who came to say goodbye before ending his tenure.
Praising the diplomat’s contributions to enhancing the bilateral friendship and multifaceted cooperation during his four-year tenure, the President highlighted his efforts in linking the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade and the UAE Chamber of Commerce and Industry to organise several business forums between the two countries, particularly the Dubai – Việt Nam trade forum in Hà Nội in November last year.
Quang said he believed the two sides would continue implementing their agreements as well as boosting the exchange of business delegations and trade promotion activities.
The Vietnamese leader stressed that the UAE was among the top trade and investment partners of Việt Nam in the Middle East.
The UAE is the seventh biggest trade partner of Việt Nam, with bilateral trade surpassing US$6 billion annually in the past three years.
Quang noted his expectation that the outgoing diplomat would continue contributing to the Việt Nam – UAE friendship and collaboration in the future.
For his part, Khalid Ibrahim Abdulaziz Shohail Al-Qahtani thanked Việt Nam’s agencies and sectors for their co-operation during his tenure in the country. — VNS