Hanoi, 4 July 2022 (TDI): Ambassador of Pakistan to Vietnam, Samina Mehtab shared her views on the bilateral cooperation potential in the Halal Industry between Pakistan and Vietnam during the “Promoting International Cooperation to develop Vietnam’s Halal Industry” conference hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam

The conference aimed to promote cooperation and take advantage of international resources to expand the presence of Vietnamese enterprises and the presence of Vietnamese in the production and supply chains of Halal products and services worldwide. It also aimed at promoting workout orientations for comprehensive and sustainable development of Vietnam’s Halal industry until 2030.

Statement by Foreign Ministry of Vietnam 

Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Hieu stated in his remarks on the occasion that Vietnam has significant potential and advantages for expanding the Halal industry. Furthermore, the Vietnamese government has paid special attention to assisting local enterprises in entering the global Halal market.

According to MARD Deputy Minister Le Quoc Doanh, many Vietnamese agricultural goods meet food hygiene and safety standards, as well as Halal certification criteria, and are popular among Muslims.

According to representatives from various regions and enterprises, Vietnamese firms have struggled to produce and export Halal products. They are owing to a lack of market information and Halal requirements, as well as expensive production line costs.

They emphasized that Vietnam does not yet have its trade promotion framework for Halal products. Further, added that it faces intense competition from several nations with comparable export arrangements.

Remarks of the Ambassador

Pakistan’s Ambassador to Vietnam, Samina Mehtab shared her views on the prospects for bilateral collaboration.

She highlighted issues that Vietnam is encountering in developing the Halal market. Moreover, she presented her expertise and recommendations for developing the sector.

She suggested that Vietnam can make use of international collaboration and resources, particularly with Muslim and ASEAN nations. Furthermore, it will help to create Halal products and services, allowing it to engage more in the worldwide Halal market.