Message from Ambassador
Welcome to the official website of the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Located in South East Asia, Viet Nam boasts a thousands-year history. Today, Viet Nam continues to strongly push forward the process of renovation and international integration, recording enormous achievements in all economic, political, cultural and social areas, etc. Viet Nam is one of the world's fastest growing economies with annual GDP growth of over 5% over the past two decades. Vietnam has been integrating into the global economy with 15 FTAs concluded; import-export volume accounts for more than 150% of GDP; the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) sector also contributes 20% of GDP.
Viet Nam has achieved most of the MDGs. Viet Nam is also a country of unique and diverse culture, with more than 90 million hard-working, open and friendly people.
Viet Nam and the United Kingdom established diplomatic relations in 1973. In 2010, the bilateral relations was promoted to Strategic Partnership. In recent years, the friendship and cooperation between
the two countries have seen new important developments and both
countries are committed to elevate the bilateral ties to a higher plane
in the interest of the two peoples.
In 2020, Viet Nam and the United Kingdom celebarated the 10th Anniversary of Strategic Partnership with the issuance of a “Joint Declaration on the Vietnam - UK Strategic Partnership: Forging Ahead for Another 10 Years” in September 2020 and the official signing of the UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement in December 2020, which came into effect on 1 May 2021.
It is our hope that this Embassy's website will serve as a useful information channel to help you understand better about the country and people of Viet Nam whose arms are always open to welcome you.Thank you!Ambassador Nguyen Hoang Long