Vietnam seeks to boost ties with Jebel Ali
A high-level Vietnamese delegation, led by Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Luong Le Phuong, recently met with senior officials from Jafza to discuss investment opportunities in the free zone and to increase the scope of co-operation.
The 37-member delegation headed by the deputy minister, met with Talal Al Hashimi, managing director of Economic Zones World, UAE Region, the parent organisation of Jafza, and 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 the Middle East markets efficiently.
In 2010, Jafza’s trade with Vietnam amounted to US$390 million, approximately 42 per cent of Dubai’s total non-oil trade with the South East Asian nation.
The delegation discussed current trade initiatives and talked of opportunities to further enhance mutual co-operation between the countries.