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Vietnam’s first batch of lychees arrives in UK

Vietnam’s TT Meridian has sent the first shipment of seedless lychees to the UK, which arrived in the Western European market on June 16.

UK/Vietnam Season 2023 launched

The UK/Vietnam Season 2023 will include many activities around two themes of mutual interest, namely "Responding to Climate Change" and "Our Common Heritage".

Vietnam’s first official-channel lychee shipment arrives in UK

The first official-channel shipment of Vietnamese lychee imported by the UK’s TT Meridian Ltd has arrived in the UK.

First all-cargo air service between Vietnam, UK launched

TT Meridian, a leading international logistics and trading company specialising in the UK and Vietnam markets, on May 19 announced a new all-cargo air route between the UK and Vietnam via Turkmenistan.

Vietnam’s fashion designs introduced in London

Two fashion collections by designers Lan Huong and Jordan Nguyen made debut in London, the UK, on March 30 as part of a Vietnam discovering event held at the D-Contemporary gallery.

Kinks to iron out to prepare for British involvement in trans-pacific agreement

The United Kingdom’s efforts to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership are being seconded by Vietnam, but various issues persist involving other members.

British national museum, library introduce items on Vietnam

Speakers from the British Museum and Library have introduced documents on Vietnam’s culture and its long-standing ties with the UK, at a discovering-Vietnam event held at the D-Contemporary in central London.

Vietnam-UK trade bond underway

After nearly two years of entry into force, the UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, in addition to Vietnam’s improved investment and business climate, have facilitated both nations to increase trade and investment.

British couple return to thank medical staff for saving them from COVID-19

A British couple among the nation's first COVID-19 patients have returned to Vietnam to thank the medical staff who treated them and present the hosts with a book about their time under care.

13-year-old launches áo dài collection to celebrate VN-UK ties

Fifty áo dài sets of Love Collection brand for adults and children have been displayed at a fundraising event for UNICEF and the Southeast and East Asian Centre (SEEAC) at St Andrew’s university.

UK gov't supports regional financial and business centre development in Vietnam

The UK government has appointed TheCityUK to support Vietnam’s goal of developing a regional financial and business centre in Ho Chi Minh City, British Embassy in Hanoi announced on February 22.

Ao dai designs draw attention at fashion week in London

Fifty Vietnamese Ao dai sets of Love Collection brand for both adults and children opened Segment ONE of the House of iKons Fashion Week 2023 on February 18.

More than 200 Vietnamese students take part in Leader Camp 2023

More than 200 Vietnamese students from universities across the UK took part in The Leader Camp 2023, an annual event organised by the Vietnamese Student Association in the UK (SVUK).

Vietnamese, British navies conduct joint exercise

Ship 378 of Brigade 167 under the Naval Region 2 and HMS Spey, the British Royal Navy’s offshore patrol vessel, conducted a joint exercise on the waters of Ba Ria-Vung Tau province on February 11.

First batch of ‘Dien’ pomelos exported to UK

First ‘Dien’ pomelos from the northern province of Hoa Binh have been available on the shelves of Longdan supermarkets in the UK, receiving the welcome of the Vietnamese community in the country and local consumers.

British official in Vietnam to boost accession to CPTPP

Minister of State Greg Hands of the UK Department for International Trade arrived in Hanoi on February 1 for high-level trade talks on how the UK joining of the CPTPP will boost the economic firepower of the world’s most dynamic trade bloc.

UK imports from Vietnam in 2022 put at over US$6 billion

United Kingdom (UK) imports from Vietnam amounted to US$6.06 billion last year, rising by 5.2% over 2021, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

UK animal rescuer brings passion for conservation to Vietnam

The 36-year-old is very tall and thin with a friendly smile. He has been a wild animal rescuer in Vietnam for nearly eight years.

UK Government, UNICEF provide medical equipment of £500,000 to Vietnam

The British Embassy Hanoi and UNICEF have handed over £500,000 in life-saving equipment to the Ministry of Health to assist recovery of Vietnam’s health system.

UK to support Vietnam to realise its commitments at COP26 through smart city solutions

The UK would continue to support Vietnam to realise its commitments at COP26 through smart city solutions, Sam Wood, British deputy consul general in HCM City, said on Monday.