Ambassador Nguyen Hoang Long stressed that Vietnam is
committed to implementing the “Joint Declaration on UK-Vietnam Strategic
Partnership: Forging ahead for Another 10 Years,” in order to beef up
the bilateral cooperation in all areas in a more practical and effective
manner, and to promote the implementation of the UK-Vietnam Free Trade
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) will finalise and issue a
number of legal documents needed for the implementation of the UK-Vietnam Free
Trade Agreement (UKVFTA) in 2021.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son on May 19
held phone talks with British Secretary of State for Foreign,
Commonwealth and Development Affairs Dominic Raab, during which he
suggested that the UK consider the transfer of COVID-19 vaccine
production technology to Vietnam.
The UVFTA will not create direct benefits in the short-
and mid-term, but will create positive effects in attracting investment
in the long term. Together with Vietnam’s continued reform of policies,
the UVFTA will encourage foreign investors in Vietnam to expand
production and business. Some owners of UK businesses in China and
Myanmar may also relocate their production establishments to Vietnam.
Vietnam and the UK issued a “Joint Declaration on the Vietnam - UK Strategic Partnership: Forging Ahead for Another 10 Years” after the talks in Hanoi on September 30 between Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and UK First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Dominic Rabb.
Deputy Minister of National Defense Sen. Lt. Gen. Hoang Xuan Chien, co-chaired the third Vietnam-UK defense policy dialogue via video conference with UK Minister of State for Defense Baroness Goldie DL on November 26.
General Secretary of the Central Committee of the
Communist Party of Viet Nam and President of the Socialist Republic of
Viet Nam Nguyen Phu Trong, who is also the Chairman of the Subcommittee
on Party documents of the 13th National Party Congress, wrote an
important article on thorough preparations for the congresses of Party
committees under the Central Committee towards the 13th National Party
As many as 50 UK businesses joined an online meeting to
get updates on socio-economic situation in Vietnam as well as
developments in the Vietnam-UK relations, and seek opportunities to
cooperate with Vietnamese partners in the future.
Vice Minister To Anh Dung held online talks with Nigel
Adams, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the
Department for International Development of the UK, on July 16