UAE and Vietnam sign trade agreements
The reception was also attended by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and Shaikh Majid Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.
The two leaders conducted talks about various fields of cooperation between the UAE and Vietnam and ways of expanding the collaboration in the best interest of both counties.
During the talks, the international economic situation was discussed, where both Shaikh Mohammad and his guest emphasised the importance of overcoming the current phase through joint international efforts and the positive intervention of governments through the coordination with the private sector and international monitory establishments.
The Vietnamese prime minister lauded the UAE's economic achievements, and various development programmes in the sectors of technology, education, tourism and infrastructure.
Dung also said that the standards used in the UAE's different projects were international.
The visiting prime minister also expressed his hope that his first UAE visit will be fruitful, with results that will reflect positively on the bilateral relations between the two countries.
After the expanded talks held between the two leaders, both Shaikh Mohammad and the Vietnamese prime minister attended the signing of five agreements and memorandum of understandings between the UAE and Vietnam.
The signing ceremony was also attended by Shaikh Hamdan, Shaikh Majid, Mohammad Bin Abdullah Al Gargawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Reem Al Hashemi, Minister of State, the Vietnamese Ambassador in the UAE and a number of senior officials.
Dr Anwar Mohammad Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Vu Huy Hoang, Minister of Industry and Trade signed a joint committee agreement to meet periodically and alternately at the respective capitals of the two countries.
Saqr Gobash Saeed Gobash, Minister of Labour and his Vietnamese counterpart also signed an MoU for the exchange of workforce between the two countries.
Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs and the Vietnamese Minister of Planning and Investment also signed an agreement for the protection and the encouragement of investment between the two countries.
Al Tayer and the Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Finance also signed an agreement to avoid double-taxation.
Later, Shaikh Mohammad held a lunch banquet in honour of the Vietnamese Premier and his accompanying delegation.
Haya meets Vietnam PM's wife
Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, wife of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai received Tarn Thanh Kiem, wife of the Prime Minister of Vietnam, who is currently on an official visit to the UAE.
During the meeting Princess Haya and Kiem discussed issues of mutual interest including the leading role Emirati women play in serving their country.
They also discussed the importance of women's presence in decision-making posts in the government and private sectors.
Attending the meeting was Raja Al Gurg, President of the Dubai Women Business Council, Lamees Al Shamsi, Board Member of The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, and Maisa Gudair, Fatma Ghanim Al Merri and Najla Al Awadi, members of the UAE Federal National Council.
Last modified 20-02-2009