Viet Nam, Qatar hold great cooperation potential

Update: 10:10 | 16/09/2021
Viet Nam’s Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Hieu and Secretary-General of Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahmad Hassen Al-Hammadi shared their view that the two countries have great potential for cooperation, during their online talks on September 15.
Viet Nam, Qatar hold great cooperation potential
Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Hieu (L) and Secretary-General of Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahmad Hassen Al-Hammadi hold online talks on September 15.

Hieu noted with pleasure the active development of cooperation and friendship between Viet Nam and Qatar over the past time, especially in politics and economy.

The two sides have exchanged all-level delegations, while actively supporting each other at multilateral forums, the official further explained.

Despite difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, their two-way trade still expanded from 313 million USD in 2019 to 550 million USD last year, he added.

Ahmad Hassen Al-Hammadi, for his part, lauded achievements Viet Nam has recorded in politics, foreign affairs and socio-economic development, and emphasised that Qatar always attaches importance to boosting multi-faceted cooperation with Viet Nam.

The two sides compared notes on measures to consolidate and enhance the bilateral cooperation in the time ahead, with attention to be paid to online exchanges between leaders of ministries and agencies.

They will continue their close coordination at international forums and organisations, and maintain existing cooperation mechanisms regularly and effectively.

Both stressed the significance of coordination in organising online trade and investment promotion activities, and speeding up negotiations and signing of cooperation agreements to complete the legal framework for bilateral collaboration.

The two sides also agreed to cooperate in the pandemic fight. Viet Nam called on Qatar to help the country with access to COVID-19 vaccine sources and other medical supplies.

The officials also exchanged views on regional and international issues of shared concern.

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(Source: VNA)