United Arab Emirates–Vietnam relations

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The United Arab Emirates–Vietnam relations are the bilateral relations between the United Arab Emirates and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The UAE has an embassy in Hanoi, while Vietnam has an embassy in Abu Dhabi.

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History

Although the two countries are for the most part culturally and religiously different, the Chams, an indigenous people in Central and Southern Vietnam share the same religion as Emiratis and had embraced Islam as for the result of the historical trades from the Arab traders as well as Malay traders, who brought Islam into the region. [1]

Economic relations

Since the 1986 economic reform in Vietnam, the UAE has become one of the largest Arab and Islamic economic investors in Vietnam. [2] The UAE is also a donor for several construction of mosques in Vietnam, including Vietnam's largest mosque was opened in January 2006 in Xuân Lộc, Đồng Nai Province; its construction was partially funded by donations from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. [3] The UAE also provides Islamic education to the Vietnamese Muslim community, notably the Chams.

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References

  1. Schliesinger 2015, p. 18.
  2. "Vietnam treasures relations with UAE: NA Chairwoman". 13 December 2016. Vietnamnet.vn
  3. "Xuan Loc district inaugurates the biggest Minster(sic) for Muslim followers", Dong Nai Radio and Television Station, 2006-01-16, archived from the original on 2007-09-27, retrieved 2007-03-29