I am honoured to represent the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam in the United Arab Emirates.
Viet Nam has been rising vigorously in the dynamic region of Asia – Pacific. Its economy has been booming in the last three decades with the growth rate averaging at 7% per annum. The country’s young population of nearly 90 million with fast increasing purchasing power provides a large market of unlimited opportunities for businesses and investors.The ASEAN Economic Community to be established in 2015 with the combined GDP of over US$ 2 trillion and some 650 million consumers adds up to the huge comparative advantages of Viet Nam.
Marked by rich, diverse cultures of 54 ethnic groups, time-honoured history and breath-taking natural beauty, Viet Nam has becoming a favourite destination for international tourists. Throughout the country, Viet Nam has eight world heritage sites and seven Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity recognized by the UNESCO. The Vietnamese cusine, which is popular worldwide, adds another flavour to an unforgetable trip to a land of wonder.
2013 marked the 20th anniversary of Viet Nam – UAE bilateral diplomatic relations. Cooperation between the two countries have been growing strongly eversince, particularly in the recent years. The UAE is the 5th largest export market and the biggest trading partner of Viet Nam in the Gulf region. Many major UAE companies have been present and doing business with Viet Nam, such as Mubadala, DP World, Nakheel, Tamouh, Naboohda etc. Tens of thousands of Vietnamese have come to work in the UAE and a sizable pool of quality manpower is awaiting to contribute to the economic miracle and social diversity of the UAE.
Welcome to the Embassy, and to Viet Nam – a land of irresistible beauty and new boundless opportunities!
Pham Binh Dam
Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary