Hanoi (VNA) - Economic cooperation has always been a crucial pillar and bright spot in the bilateral relationship between Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Vietnamese Ambassador to the UAE Nguyễn Mạnh Tuấn told the Vietnam News Agency. On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties (August 1, 1993-2023), the diplomat said that the UAE has identified the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) as one of the three priority pillars in economic cooperation with Việt Nam until 2030. The UAE is the largest trade partner of Việt Nam in the Middle East – North Africa region. The visit to the UAE by Vice President Võ Thị Ánh Xuân in May 2023 created a new impetus for bilateral relations. As planned, Việt Nam will send over 100,000 skilled workers to the UAE in the near future.