The UK continues to prioritize Vietnam over access to vaccines

The Prime Minister receives the British Secretary of Defense
The Minister of Defense meets his British colleague

Deputy Secretary of State de Un Tung (right) and British Foreign Secretary for Asia Nigel Adams.

Photo: VNA / CVN

Vietnam – Deputy Minister de An Dung praised the further development of the UK Strategic Confederation, saying that access to vaccines should continue to be a priority for Vietnam and that medical equipment should be provided to assist it.

According to Nigel Adams, Vietnam is one of the UK’s leading partners in the region. He wanted to strengthen integrated cooperation with Vietnam in politics, economy, security and security. In the context of the United Kingdom turning its attention to the Indo-Pacific region.

On this occasion, the two sides agreed to strengthen exchanges of high-level delegations, as well as important cooperation mechanisms, including strategic dialogue between Vietnam and the United Kingdom at the level of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.

With regard to economic cooperation, they stressed the need to work closely together to enhance and utilize the opportunities offered by the Vietnam-UK Free Trade Agreement (EVFA), with a view to making progress in such areas. Digital economy, smart urban cities, banking sector, renewable energy development etc.

Both parties were unanimous in continuing to work in various party forums, particularly the UN Security Council and the Asia-Europe Dialogue (ASEM).

The British Foreign Secretary wanted Vietnam to continue to support the United Kingdom in its efforts to become an ASEAN dialogue partner and in negotiations for a comprehensive and progressive agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

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The two sides discussed regional and international issues of mutual interest. They underscored the importance of ensuring freedom of navigation by sea and air, security and peace in the East Sea, and the need to respect international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) of 1982 (UNCLOS).

Tô Anh Dung added that Vietnam was ready to cooperate to ensure the success of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC – COP 26) scheduled for next November in the United Kingdom.

On the same day, British Secretary of Defense Robert Ben Loben Wallace visited the Vietnamese Diplomatic Academy.

During a meeting with Vietnamese scholars and students of the Vietnamese Political Academy, Robert Ben Loben Wallace stressed that the UK wants to strengthen cooperation with ASEAN countries to promote dialogue, peace and general stability.

Appreciating Vietnam’s growing role in the region and the world, and its contribution to UN peacekeeping operations, Robert Ben Loben Wallace said the two countries shared views on the importance of international law, including trade freedom and the 1982 UNCLOS. England. Continue to work with Vietnam to enhance cooperation within the strategic partnership framework, he said.

On this occasion, British Secretary of Defense Robert Ben Loban Wallace and British Secretary of State for Asia Nigel Adams exchanged views on the regional situation, contributions to the region and UK contributions and with Vietnamese scholars. Measures to improve the UK-Vietnam strategic partnership were discussed.


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