Deputy PM receives new UAE ambassador

(VOV) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) new Ambassador to Vietnam on December 9 formally initiated his diplomatic labours by presenting his credentials to Deputy Prime Minister cum Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.

Ambassador Khalid Ibrahim Abdulaziz Shohail Al-Qahtani was recently appointed to the position with the main objective of promoting trade and investment between Vietnam and the UAE and strengthening international ties.

The UEA diplomat said he would work to advance relations and increase cooperation in all areas.

Both Minh and Al-Qahtani spoke about future orientations in the petroleum, export labourand tourism industries and committed to bring the two-way trade turnover to US$6 billion in the coming years. Deputy PM Minh also requested the UAE to soon recognize Vietnam as a full market economy.

Minh thanked the UAE for helping Vietnam organize ‘Vietnam Day’ in the UAE on the occasion of Deputy PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s upcoming December 15-16 visit.