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Minister Pham Thi Hai Chuyen attended the first session of the Vietnam Qatar Joint Committee


On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Qatar (2/1993-2/2013) and implement the directive of the Prime Minister, recently, the Minister of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Thi Hai Chuyen, the Chairman of the Sub-Committee led Vietnam delegation to attend the first session of the Vietnam - Qatar Joint Committee on cooperation in economy, trade and technology held in Doha (Capital of Qatar).

    The Vietnam Delegation participation the session with Deputy Minister Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thanh Hoa and representatives of the Government Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Agriculture - Rural Development, Petrol Vietnam and some business of labour export.
     On the side of Qatar, with the participation of Mr. Gia-xim bin Áp-đu-la-dít An Tha-ni, Minister of Business and Trade and representatives of Ministries of Labour, Foreign Affairs, Justice, Travel, Education and Training and a number of enterprises participating in the session.

     Vietnam and Qatar established diplomatic relations on February 8, 1993, in recent times, relations between the two countries Vietnam - Qatar growing. The two sides signed agreements, cooperation agreements in various fields: economics, culture, science and engineering, oil and gas, trade and industry, labour, aviation, promotion and protection investments, avoidance of double taxation, establishment of investment funds. In terms of economic, trade turnover between the two countries in 2012 reached $ 245 million, up 22.5% compared to 2011, Vietnam's highest point with over 10,000 employees working in Qatar (Qatar is a country with labour needs to hire foreign workers to work very large) company Qatar Petroleum agreed to invest 25% (equivalent to $ 1 billion) on construction projects Long Son Petrochemical Complex.
     At the first session of the Vietnam - Qatar Joint Committee, the two parties reviewed the bilateral cooperation in recent years, especially in the field of diplomatic and economic. Along with further agree to strengthen cooperation in the period 2013 - 2015 through the completion of the legal framework, mechanisms and cooperative orientation in the fields of politics, diplomacy, trade, customs agency, investment, finance, banking, oil and gas, agriculture, aviation, culture, sports, tourism, education and training, legal and labour. At the same time, agree to promote the Agreement and memorandum of understanding has been achieved in the field of oil and gas, aviation, labour, agriculture, banking, and education - training. The two sides welcomed the start discussions toward signing cooperation agreements in the fields of culture, tourism and justice. In particular, in the field of labour cooperation, Vietnam and Qatar agreed to continue cooperation on the basis of the Labour Agreement between the two governments on regulations of recruitment for Vietnamese employees to work in Qatar signed in 2008.
     At this session, the Vietnam also proposed Qatar to promote the project on construction of training center for Vietnam labourers to work in the Middle East located in Thanh Hoa province. Qatar side agreed to accept Vietnam's labour and will create favorable conditions for the granting of visas for Vietnam labourers to work in Qatar. Vietnam and Qatar agreed to create favorable conditions for enterprises of the two countries (company licensed to provide Vietnamese workers and enterprises having use Vietnamese labourers, brokerage enterprises of Qatar) to meet, contact and cooperation in providing and receiving workers from Vietnam to work in Qatar.
     The two sides also agreed to organize the second session Vietnam - Qatar Joint Committee on cooperation in economy, trade and technology will be held in Vietnam in 2015. First Session of the Vietnam - Qatar Joint Commission took place in an atmosphere of friendship and contribute positively to achieving mutual cooperation between the two countries, especially in the context of the 20th anniversary establish diplomatic relations Vietnam - Qatar.