PM wants stronger trade, investment ties with Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, 2019-09-10 21:27:09
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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Vietnam Saud F.M Al Suwelim (Photo: Tran Hai)
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NDO/VNA - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc suggested Vietnam and Saudi Arabia step up cooperation in various fields such as trade, labour, and investment while hosting the new Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Vietnam Saud F.M Al Suwelim in Hanoi on September 10.

He hoped the ambassador will make active contributions to the sound relations between the two countries as well as coordinate effectively with relevant agencies to help both countries fully tap their bilateral cooperation potential.

The PM recommended the two sides support each other at multilateral forums, emphasising that 2020 is an important year for both countries when Vietnam plays the role of ASEAN Chair while Saudi Arabia takes the G20 Presidency.

For his part, the ambassador said Saudi Arabia attaches great importance to the relations with Vietnam, adding that his important task during the working tenure in Vietnam is promoting the bilateral cooperation in all fields, including trade and investment.

The ambassador told the PM that he had worked with some ministries and departments of Vietnam to seek stronger collaboration in health care and trade.

Saudi Arabia has an open market, so this is a great chance for the two sides’ businesses to step up trade and investment partnership, he added.