Vietnam seeks to boost ties with Qatar

Wednesday, 2019-08-21 10:42:36
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Head of the Central Commission for Mass Mobilisation Truong Thi Mai and Deputy Speaker of the Shura Council Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al-Sulaiti (Photo: VNA)
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NDO - Politburo member and head of the Party Central Commission for Mass Mobilisation Truong Thi Mai led a Vietnamese delegation to visit Qatar from August 17 to 21.

During the visit, the Vietnamese official met with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, Deputy Speaker of the Shura Council Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al-Sulaiti, and Minister of Administrative Development, Labour & Social Affairs Yousuf Mohamed Al Othman Fakhroo.

She also met the Vietnamese community and worked with the Vietnamese Embassy in Qatar.

At the meetings, Qatari leaders hailed Vietnam as a bright example in the struggle for national liberation and expressed their admiration for the achievements that Vietnam has recorded in its national development path.

They affirmed that Vietnam is one of the priorities in Qatar’s foreign policy and that Qatar highly appreciates Vietnam’s role and position in the region and the world.

The Qatari leaders extended an invitation to General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong to visit the West Asian country while expressing their desire to further the fine relationship between the two countries.

For her part, Mai affirmed that Vietnam always values Qatar and wants to promote the relationship. She outlined major measures to boost bilateral ties in such fields as politics, diplomacy, trade, investment, petroleum, tourism and labour.

She also thanked Qatar for endorsing Vietnam as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council and asked Qatar to support Vietnam to become a dialogue partner of the Gulf Cooperation Council and to facilitate the Vietnamese community to live and work in the country.

The two sides agreed on the need to further promote the fine relationship, increase delegation exchanges and political consultation, work more closely and effectively at international and region forums, and a number of other issues.