Doha (VNA) – Politburo member of the Communist Party
of Vietnam (CPV) Truong Thi Mai has been on a visit to Qatar from August
17-21 during which she met with Qataris officials to discuss measures to
boost bilateral relations.
Politburo member of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV)
Truong Thi Mai meets with Deputy PM and FM of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin
Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani on her visit to the Gulf country from August 17
- 21. (Photo: VNA)
Mai, who is also head of the CPV Central Committee’s
Commission for Mass Mobilisation, met with Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al
Thani, Deputy Speaker Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al-Sulaiti of the Shura Council
– one of the two main branches of Qatar’s legislative body, and Minister of
Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs Yousuf Mohamed Al
At these meetings, the Qataris leaders spoke highly
of Vietnam’s achievements in national construction and development, saying
the Gulf country sees Vietnam as an important partner and a prioritized
nation in Qatar’s foreign policy.
They also highly valued the role and position of
Vietnam in the region and the world and expected the two sides will further
bolster cooperation and friendship between the two nations and parliaments
for the benefit of their people.
Mai, for her part, thanked the hosts for their warm
welcome, affirming that the State, Party and people of Vietnam always
treasure and look forward to strengthening bilateral ties with Qatar.
She suggested several measures to boost the
Vietnam-Qatar relations in various fields, including politics, diplomacy,
trade, investment, oil and gas, touism and workforce cooperation, in the
The Party official also thanked Qatar for backing
Vietnam’s candidacy as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security
Council for the 2020 – 2021 term and asked for Qatar’s support for Vietnam
to become a dialogue partner of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Additionally, Mai asked the Qatari leaders to create
favourable conditions for Vietnamese people living in Qatar and share with
Vietnam experience in mass mobilisation, citizen protection and management
of social organisations.
The two sides agreed to further promote their good
relationship; increase the exchange of delegations at all levels and
facilitate the Qatari Emir’s visit to Vietnam; enhance political
consultations to exchange views on issues of mutual concern; closely and
effectively coordinate at regional and international forums; soon sign an
agreement on visa exemption for diplomatic and official passport holders;
step up partnership in trade, investment and oil and gas; consider
establishing friendship parliamentarians groups; and promote a number of
projects that support education for Vietnamese children.
Mai later visited and talked to representatives of
the Vietnamese community and the Vietnamese Embassy’s staff in Qatar.–VNA