VIETNAM & UK HOLD TALKS ON STRENGTHENING BILATERAL STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
The two ministers lauded their countries’ diplomatic relations and called for more efforts towards the signing of the Vietnam-UK free trade deal.
In a bid to strengthen the bilateral strategic partnership between the UK and Vietnam, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab exchanged dialogues over a phone call on July 13. Expressing their belief that the two nations had a huge potential to enhance mutual cooperation mechanisms, Minh proposed that UK and Vietnam shall felicitate the talks at deputy ministerial level and increase the visits in near future, claim reports.
UK has exempted the travellers from Vietnam from undergoing the mandatory 14-day quarantine protocol amid COVID-19 pandemic. As per local media reports, Minh hailed the British government’s efforts to promote international collaboration and assistance in the global fight against the pandemic. He also pledged strong cooperation with the British government to contain the pandemic. Stressing on the need for mutual support in citizen protection, Hinh said that the two nations must relax regulations for foreign investors, experts, managers, and labourers and look towards the restriction-free movement.
The two ministers also lauded their countries’ diplomatic relations and called for more efforts towards signing of the Vietnam-UK free trade deal.