|Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh meets with the Prime Ministerial Trade Envoy of the United Kingdom, Lord David Terence Puttnam in London. — Photo VNA
LONDON (VNS) — Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh met with the Prime Ministerial Trade Envoy of the United Kingdom, Lord David Terence Puttnam, to discuss UK-Viet Nam relations in London on Wednesday.
Deputy PM Ninh, who is on a working trip to Europe, said the establishment of their strategic partnership is the result of effective cooperation and demonstrates their mutual trust.
He said Viet Nam would pledge to create preferential policies for British investors in hopes to boost ties with the UK in trade, investment, finance, tourism, and education.
Ninh particularly praised the UK's education sector and asked that their government work closely with Viet Nam on this.
He also expressed his hope that the Viet Nam Discovery Festival, running this weekend in London, would raise Viet Nam's visibility among the British people.
Puttnam spoke of UK Prime Minister David Cameron's visit to Viet Nam in July. He said it was very successful, but much work needs to be done to translate the visit's outcomes into action.
The UK will work hard to become one of the top 10 foreign investors in Viet Nam in the next two years, he stressed.
The UK is the first stop in Ninh's trip to Europe, which will last till September 18.
After the UK, he will move on to Switzerland. — VNS