UK, Vietnam now closer than ever: British Ambassador
Friday, 08/09/2023 20:00 (GMT+7)
The UK and Vietnam are now closer to each other than ever with their relations at an all-time high and boasting much potential for the years to come, UK Ambassador to Vietnam Iain Frew has told the Vietnam News Agency at a recent interview ahead of the 50th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties (September 11, 1973 - 2023).
According to UK Ambassador to Vietnam Iain Frew, Vietnam and the UK have recorded fruitful cooperation in various fields, and people-to-people connectivity is one of the most important factors helping nurture their friendship.
The ambassador went on to say that he has witnessed the dynamic development and huge potential of economic cooperation. In 2022, bilateral trade hit a record of 8.6 billion USD, rising 29% from the previous year and almost doubling the figure in 2012.
He noted there will be numerous common challenges in the future, including the global issues of post-pandemic supply, environmental pollution, and green growth. Vietnam also faces challenges related to infrastructure, energy transition, and educational development to secure a skilled workforce.
The Ambassador said his country pledges to cooperate with Vietnam to weather global challenges./.
CPV (Source: VNA)