While in Jordan, the Deputy FM held talks with Secretary General of the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Leena Al-Hadid, and had working sessions with Secretary General of the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Supply Dana Al-Zoubi and Secretary General of the Ministry of Investment Zaher Al-Qatarneh.
At the meetings, the two sides noted with pleasure the positive development of the bilateral ties.
Hieu spoke highly of the phone talks between the two foreign ministers last June and thanked Jordan for its timely support to Vietnamese victims in the toxic gas leak at Aqaba port in the month, suggesting the Jordanian Government continue creating conditions for Vietnamese citizens to live and work in the country.
The two sides said despite global economic challenges, two-way trade still reached 178 million USD last year, up 18% from 2020.
However, they noted, the result has yet to match the potential of the two economies that are supplementary to each other and still have ample room to grow further.
Welcoming Hieu’s visit, Al-Hadid stressed that Jordan attaches importance and wishes to enhance the friendship and cooperation with Vietnam.
The host and guest agreed on measures to raise the efficiency of the bilateral collaboration in the time ahead, such as promoting all-level delegation exchange and people-to-people diplomacy, stepping up cooperation, information sharing and coordination between ministries and agencies, encouraging businesses to enhance trade and investment links, and considering the possibility of signing a number of cooperation agreements to perfect the legal framework for the bilateral ties.
Vietnam suggested Jordan share its experience with and help the Southeast Asian nation in the Halal industry, and forge tourism cooperation.
The officials expressed their belief that on the basis of the good friendship, cooperation and potential, the Vietnam-Jordan relationship will grow stronger in the time ahead.
They used this occasion to exchange views on some regional and international of shared concern.
Earlier, within his trip to Turkey, Hieu, who is also Chairman of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs, met with representatives of the Vietnamese Association and the Vietnamese community in Turkey.