Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh is visiting London to further bolster the warm relationship with the UK.
This visit builds on successes of the 40th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic relations in 2013. The British Ambassador to Hanoi Dr Antony Stokes highlighted that the Deputy Prime Minister’s visit to the UK will open up a new page of the UK-Vietnam strategic partnership.
Dr Stokes said: “In 2014, both Vietnam and the UK will continue to work closely together bilaterally and in multilateral fora in pursuit of their common goals, including prosperity, security and adherence to international law. Increasing our trade and investment with Vietnam is one of our strategic goals for the coming five years. And we hope that the visit to the UK by Deputy Prime Minister Ninh will inspire more Vietnamese companies to do business with their UK counterparts and at the same time encourage Vietnamese investment into the UK. Through the visit, we want to show this high level Vietnamese delegation that the UK remains Vietnam’s partner of choice.”
During his three day visit from 14 April, Deputy Prime Minister Ninh will meet UK Foreign Secretary William Hague to discuss global and regional issues of mutual concern. At his Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills Dr Vince Cable, Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman Fiona and UK Minister without Portfolio Grant Shapps, Mr Ninh will have a chance to discuss key aspects of the bilateral strategic partnership, especially finance and economics. He will also attend the Vietnam Business Forum and meet UK businesses.