The Vietnam-UK Network


Thursday, 09 Mar 2017

The Vietnam-UK Network (VUKN) is a umbrella group bringing together in the UK organisations and individuals with shared interests in Vietnam, including trade and investment, education, trades unions, tourism, young professionals and cultural activities. It aims to promote and enhance understanding, business and friendship between the two countries. Inaugurated in London in January 2013 in the presence of the Secretary-General of the Communist party of Vietnam, it is a voluntary body which enjoys the support of the Embassy of Vietnam, the British Embassy and Consulate-General in Vietnam, sponsorship from British and Vietnamese businesses, and the blessing of the Minister responsible for Asian affairs at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. During a visit to Vietnam by VUKN Committee members in October 2016, the VUKN signed an MOU of cooperation in Vietnam with the Vietnam-UK Friendship Association (VUFA).

The website provides further information on the aims and activities of the Network, and on its Committee – which includes former members of the BBGV. Current BBGV members are very welcome to attend VUKN events in the UK, and to draw them to the attention of colleagues in the UK. Recent events include an AGM and networking reception at Arup’s headquarters, an evening focussing on creative industries with Lord Puttnam hosted by KPMG, and a very successful dinner for 100 in the House of Lords in January 2017. Hosted by Lord Dholakia, this was attended by, among others, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons and other members of both Houses, the FCO’s Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Alok Sharma MP, and HE the Ambassador of Vietnam.

For more information please see our website. There is currently no membership fee but If you wish to be put on the VUKN mailing list, or to discuss sponsorship, please contact in the first instance Warwick Morris at : [email protected]