Vietnamese Ambassador to the UK Trần Ngọc An briefs participants on the COVID-19 pandemic fight in Việt Nam. — Photo VNA
LONDON — As many as 50 UK businesses joined an online meeting to get updates on the socio-economic situation in Việt Nam as well as developments in Việt Nam-UK relations, and seek opportunities to cooperate with Vietnamese partners in the future.
At the meeting on Tuesday held by the Việt Nam-UK Network, Vietnamese Ambassador to the UK Trần Ngọc An briefed participants on the COVID-19 pandemic fight in Việt Nam.
He said that initial success in the fight has helped Việt Nam minimise the pandemic’s negative impacts and maintain business and production activities, enabling the country to attract more investment.
The ambassador said that although the pandemic has ravaged the world over the past eight months and affected many activities, Việt Nam and the UK have maintained close coordination with each other.
At the meeting, some businesses said that Việt Nam’s small enterprises should apply digital technology for higher efficiency. They also discussed measures to increase the number of Vietnamese tourists to the UK.
Deputy Chairman of the Việt Nam-UK Network Paul Smith presented a survey showing that UK businesses are interested in Vietnamese sectors of food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, education, healthcare, finance, banking, financial technology, tourism, artificial intelligence, environmental protection and renewable energy. — VNS