HA NOI — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung expressed his pleasure at the fruitful development of bilateral relations under the Viet Nam-UK strategic partnership, saying he wanted the two sides to make every effort to effectively implement the partnership for mutual benefit.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung receives UK Minister of State for International Development Alan Duncan at a reception in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thong Nhat
Prime Minister Dung made the statement during a reception for UK Minister of State for International Development Alan Duncan in Ha Noi yesterday.
He told Duncan that Viet Nam wanted the UK to continue supporting Viet Nam in infrastructure, human resources development and coping with climate change and sea water rise.
The UK was a big trade partner with Viet Nam, Dung said, and affirmed the Vietnamese Government would create conditions to speed up trade relations between the two countries.
Dung said Viet Nam would also strengthen co-operation with the UK in education and training, HIV/AIDS prevention and control, finance and banking as well as open a direct air link between Viet Nam and the UK.
Dung thanked the UK for providing official development assistance (ODA) to Viet Nam in recent years and affirmed that Viet Nam would use funds provided by the international community effectively.
Duncan told Dung that the UK Ministry of State for International Development highly valued the Viet Nam-UK strategic partnership, particularly in the areas of economy, trade, investment, education and training.
He said an agreement for relations under the Viet Nam-UK strategic partnership during the 2011-14 period would be signed today to speed up the co-operation between the two countries.
Duncan also said he wanted the two countries to further strengthen co-operation in HIV/AIDS prevention and control, anti-corruption, finance and banking, and aviation. —VNS