Friday, 31 Jul 2015

On 29th and 30th July, UK Prime Minister David Cameron lead a trade delegation to visit Vietnam to boost UK trade and investment. Cameron headed first to Hanoi to hold separate bilateral talks with President Trương Tấn Sang, the prime minister, Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, and the Secretary general, Nguyễn Phú Trọng, before flying to Ho Chi Minh City.

On 29th July, BBGV and UKTI Vietnam organised a coffee meeting hosted by Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise, Anna Soubry for the members of the UK Business Delegation and local businesses in Hanoi to meet and discuss opportunities in Vietnam. For photos of the event please see here.

In HCMC, The  BBGV organised on behalf of VBF and the VCCI a workshop on the topic of Business Integrity on morning of 30th July. Alongside members of the Vietnam business community and Government, the UK business delegation also joined. The event was in two parts with David Cameron chairing a panel discussion on global policy on integrity and the second part featured an interactive panel discussion focusing on promoting compliance in Vietnam and the role it can play in enhancing Vietnam’s economic competitiveness.

After the workshop, Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Rt. Hon. Hugo Swire MP joined 70 BBGV members for a Business Luncheon on “Promoting the Business Alliance between the UK and Vietnam” to discuss opportunities for UK & Vietnam companies and how UK government can help to promote business linkage between the two countries. For photos of the workshop and the luncheon, please see here.