VGP – Vietnam and the UK should take positive steps to implement the 2012 Action Plan to fulfill the commitments in all areas of the Strategic Partnership between the two countries, said PM Nguyen Tan Dung.
The Vietnamese Government chief made the remark today in Hanoi while receiving British Foreign Secretary William Hague.
PM Nguyen Tan Dung (R) and British Foreign Secretary William Hague, Hanoi, April 25, 2012 – Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac
PM Dung expressed his delight to witness the growing ties between Vietnam and the UK in all fields.
The UK is the leading European partner in Vietnam. The two-way trade turnover hit over US$3 billion in 2011.
However, cooperative potential has yet been fully tapped, noted the host leader.
He also proposes both sides boost reciprocal visits at all levels to push up linkages especially in trade, investment, tourism, education and training, national defense and security.
PM Dung took the occasion to thank the UK for its ODA provision for Vietnam, particularly poverty reduction.
For his part, Foreign Secretary William Hague said the bilateral relations have been developed vigoriously following the upgradation of the strategic partnership on poverty reduction, climate change response and anti-corruption.
The UK encourages and pledges to create favorable conditions for British investors to boost investment in Vietnam, asserted Mr. William Hague./.
By Khánh Phương