Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has affirmed Vietnam’s wish
to develop multi-faceted cooperation with Qatar at talks and
meetings with Qatari leaders.

Minh’s official visit
was made on March 24 at the invitation of Qatari Prime Minister cum
Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani. Deputy Minister of
Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thanh Hoa and
representatives of some Vietnamese businesses also participated in the

During his stay in Qatar, the
Vietnamese diplomat held talks with his Qatari counterpart, paid a
courtesy visit to Crown Prince Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and met with
Minister of Social Affairs and Acting Minister of Labour Nasser bin
Abdulla al-Hamidi, and Minister of Business and Trade Jassim bin
Abdulaziz Al Thani who is also Chairman of the Qatar-Vietnam
Intergovernmental Committee.

Qatari leaders
expressed their delight at the remarkable development of the two
countries’ bilateral relationship over the past time, adding that the
Qatari King and Government paid much attention to boosting ties with

The two sides discussed measures to
further increase the effectiveness of bilateral cooperation. They agreed
to strengthen delegation exchanges, work closely with and support each
other at regional and international forums, and intensify cooperation in
the areas of economics, trade, investment and labour.

Both sides agreed to early organise the first meeting of the
Vietnam-Qatar Intergovernmental Committee, with the aim to complete a
legal framework and work out cooperation directions in various fields in
the time to come.

The Qatari side expressed their
hope to strengthen investment in projects in Vietnam in line with
the two countries’ benefits, and affirmed their willingness to create
favourable conditions to receive more Vietnamese labourers who want to
work in the country.

They also suggested the two
countries’ businesses intensify information exchange to seek cooperation
opportunities, contributing to boosting bilateral economic, trade and
investment ties.-VNA

By vivian