Deputy Minister Le Quoc Doanh said that the UAE is a big market that attracts a lot of investors, has free trade zones with preferential policies for trading and production companies in agriculture, forestry and fishery. This is also a place to concentrate and export goods to countries around the world. With the area in charge of economics and trade, Deputy Minister Doanh believes that Mr. Abdulnasser Alshaali will play a big role in promoting cooperation with Vietnam in general and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in particular.
Five main groups of Vietnamese agricultural and aquatic products exported to the UAE include: pepper, cashew nuts, seafood, rice and vegetables. The export turnover of agricultural, forestry and fishery products to the UAE is still low compared to the total import-export turnover and potential between the two countries (accounting for nearly 5%).
The Deputy Foreign Minister of the UAE said that he was pleased with the achievements that Vietnam has achieved in the field of Agriculture and Rural Development, with its position as one of the world's leading exporters of agricultural products, especially rice and coffee. The UAE always welcomes the leaders of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development leading the business delegation to attend the annual Gulfood Dubai Expo, opening up many business cooperation opportunities between Vietnamese businesses and international partners, and creating favorable conditions. for Vietnamese agricultural product exporters to access more deeply to many other markets in the world, in order to maximize the potential of Vietnamese exports through the UAE market - an important gateway in promoting trade in goods. regionally and globally.
The UAE is a country that is completely dependent on imported food. Mr. Alshaali highly appreciated Vietnam's export agricultural products and said that this is an important factor contributing to the increase in two-way trade between Vietnam and the UAE in the coming time.
Deputy Minister Le Quoc Doanh said that in the past time, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has consulted and reviewed the draft content of the draft "Memorandum of Understanding on enhancing cooperation on food security" issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Climate change and Environment UAE draft, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has sent to the UAE side to unify the content of this Memorandum of Understanding.
The UAE side acknowledged and thanked the active cooperation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development during the exchange of draft cooperation in the field of food security. It is hoped that the two sides will soon complete negotiations on the content of the draft so that it can be signed at the 5th meeting of the Vietnam - UAE Joint Committee taking place in Vietnam this year, in order to improve the cooperation relationship between the two countries. bilateral relations to new heights.
With a huge potential for cooperation in the agricultural sector, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development proposed the UAE side create conditions for promoting trade exchange between the two countries for agricultural and aquatic products, with items that can strengths of Vietnam such as rice, seafood, tea, coffee, and cashew nuts. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is committed to supporting UAE businesses in procedures for importing animal feeds and raw materials for feed production into Vietnam./.