Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung led a high-level visit to the UK from April 24-26.
During the working visit, the Vietnam-UK Network hosted a working lunch with the Deputy PM, attended by leaders of British business, and discussed a wide range of issues on bilateral cooperation.
Hosted by Paul Smith, CEO NashTech and Vice Chairman of the Vietnam-UK Network and Ben Chapman the Chairman of the Network, the event was attended by over 30 senior leaders from the UK and Vietnam. The Lunch was sponsored by KPMG, Arup and NashTech who all have significant business interests in Vietnam.
It was clear from discussions that Vietnam will continue to be an attractive destination for UK investors, and British Business expressed their intention to invest in Vietnam in such fields as financial services, finance, information technology, construction and education.
During the meetings, Deputy PM Dung affirmed that Vietnam treasures the strategic partnership with the UK, with stress on cooperation on trade-investment, culture-education, and security-national defence.
Earlier, the Deputy PM had meetings with the Duke of York Prince Andrew, Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Alok Sharma, and Chief Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke.