UK Minister for Asia Visits Vietnam to Forge Closer Economic Ties

2:32:55 PM | 3/31/2022

The UK’s Minister of State for Asia, Amanda Milling, made her first 4-day visit to Vietnam from March 27-30 to promote collaboration on bilateral and global issues.

During her visit, the Minister had a courtesy meeting with Vietnam’s Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son and co-chaired the ‘UK-Vietnam Strategic Dialogue’ with Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Hieu. The dialogue covered trade and investment; cooperation on climate, education, science and technology. They also exchanged views on regional security and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The Minister also met Mr. Le Hoai Trung, Head of the Central Commission for External Relations of the Communist Party of Vietnam, and Mr. Luong Tam Quang Deputy Minister for Public Security, to discuss tackling global security issues, human trafficking and transnational crime.

While in Hanoi, the Minister delivered opening remarks at the launch of Vietnam’s National Trade Repository. Supported by the UK Government, this free-to-access online information platform provides the latest trade regulations and information for businesses, who export and import to and from Vietnam.

By Giang Tu, Vietnam Business Forum