Vietnam will strive to further strengthen its bilateral ties with the United Arab Emirates, especially in potential sectors like energy, tourism and agriculture, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said Saturday.
He made the statement during his meeting with UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Hanoi, according to a report on the government's website.
He promised that Vietnam will create favorable conditions for UAE investors to do business in the country. Local authorities will work with the UAE to successfully organize the first meeting of the Vietnam-UAE Joint Committee next month, where agreements for new joint-venture projects will be signed, Dung said.
Sheikh Abdullah said the UAE wants to enhance bilateral relations with Vietnam, one of its most important partners in Southeast Asia.
He praised the 20,000 Vietnamese guest workers in the UAE for their skills and hard work, saying his country wishes to receive more of them. He said the UAE would provide training assistance for Vietnamese workers.
The visiting foreign minister and his delegation was earlier received by President Nguyen Minh Triet at the presidential palace on Friday night.