|Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and British Minister of State for Trade and Investment Stephen Green. Photo cpv.org.vn
HA NOI (VNS)— Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday expressed his hope that the UK would continue supporting Viet Nam's free trade negotiations with the EU.
He also wished for the UK's support for Viet Nam in important areas, particularly education and economy, during his meeting with British Minister of State for Trade and Investment Stephen Green.
At the meeting, Dung said he relished the visit of the UK trade head and noted that bilateral trade continued thriving, reaching nearly US$3.5 billion in 2012.
In addition, Dung said he hoped United Kingdom would continue supporting Vietnamese students by increasing scholarships and investing in bettering educational institutions in Viet Nam.
For his part, Green said the UK always considered its relations with Viet Nam to be strategically important and would focus on implementing effectively the commitments between the two governments, especially in investment, economy, trade and education and training.
He also hoped both sides would further co-operate in cultural exchanges. — VNS