The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Vietnam established the diplomatic relations on 12 October 1999. Vietnam opened its embassy in Riyadh in April 2007 and Saudi Arabia inaugurated its embassy in Hanoi in December 2009. In recent years, the two sides strengthened the exchange of delegations at all levels to boost bilateral relations.
Economic and trade relations between Vietnam and Saudi Arabia have developed rapidly over the past years with growth rate of more than 40% annually.