Vietnamese Legislators Visit the U.K

3:25:12 PM | 7/22/2009

The National Assembly’s Vice Chairman, Uong Chu Luu, led a high-ranking delegation for a four-day visit to the U.K. and Northern Ireland from July 16 to 19.
Vice Chairman Luu held a separate meeting with the newly appointed Speaker of the U.K. House of Commons John Bercow in which he delivered Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong’s congratulations on Bercow’s election and an invitation for him to visit Vietnam soon.
Luu and his delegation also visited the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office and met the U.K.-Vietnam Parliamentarians’ Friendship Group and the U.K. parliamentarians’ delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
During talks, Luu briefed him on Vietnam’s socio-economic development and introduced potential fields for cooperation for the two countries.
At present, the U.K. is one of Vietnam’s important trade partners from the EU and is among Vietnam’s top ten export markets.
Last year, trade between Vietnam and the U.K. reached US$1.76 billion, up 16.2 per cent on-year. (The People)