Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Foreign Minister He-dong on March 4 conducted a
Telephone conversation With British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Nigel Adams.
He expressed to Anh Dung and Nigel Adams their satisfaction with the positive and complementary development of the bilateral relations between Vietnam and the United Kingdom, especially in the context of 2020 when the two sides issued a declaration to reclassify the strategic partnership to a higher level at the next level. 10 years and signed a bilateral free trade agreement.
To Anh Dung praised the United Kingdom for its important achievements in controlling the outbreak of COVID-19, especially the United Kingdom for being the first country in Europe and the world to implement vaccination against COVID-19. He expressed his hope that the United Kingdom would share experiences on vaccination and that Vietnam would further facilitate the next vaccine supply.
He agreed that the two sides should soon resume the exchange of delegations and effectively implement the main cooperation mechanisms, including the strategic security mechanism and defense dialogue, to create a new force for strategic partnership in the fields of politics, diplomacy, trade and investment, development cooperation, security and defense …
Nigel Adams commended Vietnam for successfully assuming the Presidency of ASEAN 2020, and thanked Vietnam for its active support to the UK in strengthening relations with ASEAN. He highly appreciated the role of the non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the period 2020-2021 and Vietnam’s efforts to respond to climate change and move to clean energy for sustainable development.
The British official also claimed that United kingdom It remains ready to cooperate with Vietnam in multilateral frameworks, and to promote respect for international law, starting with the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, for the sake of peace and stability in the region and the world.
The two sides also exchanged international and regional issues of common interest and agreed to cooperate closely to ensure the success of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) scheduled to be held in late 2021 in the United Kingdom. – VNA
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