Vietnam seeks to boost ties with Jafza

Vietnam seeks to boost ties with Jafza

DUBAI — A high-level Vietnamese delegation, led by Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Deputy Minister Luong Le Phuong recently met with senior officials from Jafza to discuss investment opportunities in the free zone and to increase the scope of cooperation between the two sides.

The 37-member delegation included key officials and various organisations from Kien Giang, An Giang and other areas of Vietnam. They met with Talal Al Hashimi, managing director of Economic Zones World – UAE Region, the parent organisation of Jafza. The visiting officials were taken on an extensive tour of the free zone’s various award-winning facilities.

Talks between the delegation and Jafza representatives focused on investment opportunities, facilities and services offered by Jafza to help companies serve Middle East markets efficiently. Introducing Jafza to the delegation, Al Hashimi explained the important role Jafza has played and continues to play in overall development of Dubai. He also shared Jafza’s dynamic business vision of creating a multi-dimensional logistics platform with world class infrastructure and services to facilitate trade across the region.

In 2010, Jafza’s trade with Vietnam amounted to Dh1.43 billion, approximately 42 per cent of Dubai’s total non-oil trade of Dh3.42 billion with the South-East Asian nation.

The delegation discussed current trade initiatives and talked of the opportunities to further enhance mutual cooperation.

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