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Vietnam has emerged as a major Southeast Asian supplier of farm produce and aquaculture products to the UK following the UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA) they signed, speakers said at a conference on June 23.

Exports struggle to make British dent

After the initiation of a trade deal between the United Kingdom and Vietnam, hopes of quick profits for many of the latter’s exporters have been dashed as industries continue to get to grips with implementation.

Vietnam, UK hold strategic dialogue in Hanoi

Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Vietnam Pham Quang Hieu and UK Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office Minister for Asia Amanda Milling co-hosted the eighth Vietnam-UK Strategic Dialogue in Hanoi on March 28.

Brits on board for expansion in Vietnamese partnerships

The UK and Vietnam have a strong and growing bilateral trade relationship and share a strategic commitment to global trade, and the free flow of capital and investment.

Vietnamese-origin professor knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, has been freshly knighted by the Queen Elizabeth II of the UK for his contributions to the local fight against COVID-19.

US donates 4.4mln Pfizer vaccine doses to VN, Australia sends 1.1mln doses

The US sent a further 4.4 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Vietnam on Friday via the global vaccine sharing initiative COVAX, according to the US mission in the country.


Prime Minister's first trip to Europe affirms Vietnam's position

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh's business trips to the UK and France have contributed to strongly promoting foreign relations; strengthening the trust of international friends and partners; and affirming the position and role of Vietnam.

PM’s Europe tour successful in all aspects: Deputy FM

PM Pham Minh Chinh’s working trip to Europe from October 31 to November 5 was of important significance and achieved many practical results, said Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs To Anh Dung.

Vietnamese, British firms shake hands in developing Binh Duong smart city

Vietnam's Becamex IDC signed a cooperation programme with The Connected Places Catapult (CPC) of the UK on developing the Binh Duong smart city.

Vietnam, UK enhance cooperation in digital economy, digital transformation

Vietnam and UK signed a Letter of Intent on cooperation in digital economy and digital transformation on November 1.

PM Pham Minh Chinh's trip to Europe and Vietnam’s responsibility for global issues

Attendance at COP26 has been a good opportunity for Vietnam to express its views on climate change, and to affirm its determination to contribute responsibly to global efforts.

UK to provide medical equipment worth £500,000 to Vietnam

In a call with Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on October 26, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson said that the UK would donate medical equipment worth £500,000 to support Vietnam to combat Covid-19.

UK visa application centre set to reopen in Hanoi

The Vietnamese Government has given the go-ahead to the reopening of the UK visa application centre in Hanoi for August 30, with restrictions set to be in place following its launch.

President urges deepening Vietnam-UK strategic partnership

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged Vietnam and the UK to continue deepening their bilateral strategic partnership to meet the interests of the two countries and contribute to regional and world peace, stability and cooperation.

Top diplomats of Vietnam, UK hold talks in Hanoi

Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son held talks with the visiting British First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, Dominic Raab, in Hanoi on June 22.

UK Foreign Secretary Raab arrives in Vietnam for ASEM policy dialogue

Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom, arrived in Hanoi on June 21 evening as part of his Southeast Asia tour.

Vietnamese art book on wildlife to be released in UK

An art book about wildlife by writer Trang Nguyen and painter Jeet Zdung will be released in the UK in September following a copyright agreement signed by the book’s publisher, Kim Dong Publishing House, and its partner, Pan MacMillan. 

Longer-term benefits ahead for UK trade

Vietnam is expected to reap a range of benefits in expanding ties with the UK on the back of the bilateral trade deal agreement taking effect on May 1.

The East Sea is 'magnet' attracting many countries

In early March this year, the East Sea saw the presence of warships from many countries.

Vietnamese kids in the UK make greeting cards for the elderly

Vietnamese children in the UK are bringing smiles to the faces of the elderly with 1,000 handmade greeting cards as part of the 'Cards for the Elderly' campaign.