Vietnam forges multi-faceted cooperation with Oman, UAE - News Summed Up

Vietnam forges multi-faceted cooperation with Oman, UAE


Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son talks over phone with his Omani counterpart Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Al Busaidi on June 22. (Photo: VNA)Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son talked over phone with his Omani counterpart Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Al Busaidi on June 22 after Vietnam and Oman celebrated the 30th anniversary of their diplomatic ties (June 9).Son highly valued remarkable developments in cooperation between the two countries over the past three decades in politics, diplomacy, economy and trade, saying they have maintained delegation exchanges and mutual support at international forums, and in natural disaster response and the COVID-19 fight.He viewed economic cooperation as a bright spot in the bilateral ties, with two-way trade hitting 338.1 million USD last year, nearly doubling the figure in the previous year.The Vietnam-Oman Investment (VOI) fund has operated effectively, with an array of projects rolled out in essential fields in Vietnam like water management, agriculture, health care and renewable energy, the minister continued.For his part, the Omani minister lauded achievements Vietnam has recorded in politics, external relations, economy and social affairs, and affirmed that Oman always attaches importance to promoting its multi-faceted cooperation with the Southeast Asian nation.The two ministers shared the view that there is still ample room for the bilateral cooperation, especially in economy, trade, investment, labour, agriculture, fishery and seaports.Regarding measures to consolidate and improve the efficiency of cooperation, they said Vietnam and Oman should step up the exchange of delegations at all levels, particularly the high-level one, continue their close coordination at international forums and organisations, and maintain the existing cooperation mechanisms such as the inter-governmental committee and political consultation between the two foreign ministries.To create breakthroughs in economic collaboration, the ministers stressed that the two countries need to coordinate in trade and investment promotion, increase information exchange and business connectivity, and speed up negotiations of major cooperation agreements to consolidate the legal framework for the bilateral cooperation.Son used the occasion to invite the Omani minister to visit Vietnam, and the latter accepted the invitation with pleasure.The same day, Son hosted a reception for Abdulnasser Alshaali, Assistant Minister for Economic and Trade Affairs at Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Hanoi.


Source: Viet Nam News June 22, 2022 16:04 UTC



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