UAE’s 47th National Day marked
15:06 | 30/11/2018

VGP - A ceremony was held in Ha Noi on November 29 to celebrate the UAE’s 47th National Day (December 2) and the 25th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties with Viet Nam. 

Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Phuong Nga

The event was held by the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Viet Nam.

In her remarks, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Phuong Nga expressed her belief that under the sound leadership of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE people will continue reaping more successes and making positive contributions to peace and stability in the region and the world. 

She said Viet Nam is delighted at the positive development of the bilateral friendship and all-around collaboration, especially in politics, diplomacy, trade, and investment over the past 25 years. 

With the determination of the two countries’ leaders and people, she said that important breakthroughs will be made in bilateral ties, contributing to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the two regions and the world.

UAE Ambassador to Viet Nam Obaid Saeed Obaid Bintaresh Al Dhaheri said bilateral ties have been strengthened via mutual visits and support at international organisations and forums, and reflected by the growing two-way trade. 

The UAE has become a major trade partner of Viet Nam in the Middle East and Africa with bilateral trade surpassing US$ 6 billion, accounting for one-third of Viet Nam’s trade with regional countries. Both sides are striving to lift two-way trade to about US$10 billion by 2020, he said. 

The ambassador described the UAE as a major gateway for Vietnamese goods to enter Africa and the Middle East, while Viet Nam is also a gateway for the UAE to access Southeast Asia. 

He said that the launch of daily flights between Ha Noi/Ho Chi Minh City and Dubai by multiple UAE airlines has increased the number of tourists from the Middle East and Africa to Viet Nam and vice versa. Flights by Vietnamese carriers to the regional countries have also given bilateral ties a boost. 

                                                                                                                                            By Vien Nhu

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