Vietnam Days in Qatar and UAE

(VOV) - A wide range of political, economic and cultural events within the framework of the Vietnam Days will be held in Doha, Qatar on December 14-15 and Abu Dhabi Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on December 15-17.

The Days will take place on the occasion of Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s visits to Qatar and UAE from December 12-18 with the aim of enhancing multifaceted cooperation between Vietnam and the two countries and promoting Vietnam’s images in the Middle East.

The Days will be highlighted by the Vietnam-Qatar Economic Cooperation Forum in Doha on December 14 and the Vietnam-UAE Economic Cooperation Forum in Dubai on December 16.

Each forum is expected to lure more than 300 delegates, including representatives from government, ministries and the business community. It will provide a good chance for businesses from Qatar and UAE to discuss directly with Vietnamese Government representative about the economic situation, legal framework and investment opportunities in Vietnam and seek potential partners.

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In addition, two galas will be organised in Qatar and UAE, introducing Vietnamese special and traditional cultural identities and cuisine.

Over the past 20 years, Vietnam-Qatar and Vietnam-UAE have actively fostered cooperation in many fields, especially through high-ranking visits.

Last year two-way trade turnover between Vietnam and Qatar hit nearly US$264 million – a modest but encouraging figure compared to the two countries’ potential. Meanwhile the bilateral trade value between Vietnam and the UAE reached more than US$4.4 billion, of which Vietnam’s exports accounted for US$4.1 billion.

UAE is one of Vietnam’s top ten export markets and leading foreign investors from the Gulf.

Both Qatar and the UAE have opened direct flights to Vietnam.