NA president’s visit to UK is of ‘symbolic significance’

>>NA President Wuong Dinh Hua arrives in London for his official visit to the UK
>> Visit of NA President to United Kingdom, an opportunity to strengthen bilateral cooperation

The President of the National Assembly of Vietnam, Vuong Dinh Hua (2.)I Wright), donates a gift to the Vietnamese community in the UK.

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The first visit to the UK by the Speaker of the National Assembly of Vietnam is of symbolic significance, Wayne David, the Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Vietnam.

This comes at a critical time when both the countries want to deepen their parliamentary and political dialogue, he said, adding that the agenda of the visit shows that it is not only an official visit, but during which both sides will discuss many important issues. will do. for both countries.

Vietnam’s top parliamentarians will hold meetings with House of Lords Speaker John McFaul and House of Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle, UK political parties and members of the APPG and government officials including Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab, Home Secretary Priti Patel.

According to MP Wayne David, Vietnamese-British relations in general and parliamentary relations between the two countries in particular have built up and developed over the past 50 years, thanks to the fact that the two countries share many common values ​​such as respect . To sovereignty, international law, human rights and global trade principles.

Bilateral parliamentary relations have registered positive progress in recent years, notably with the visit of the British Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to Vietnam in October 2018, followed by the first virtual on Cooperation for the Development of the Post in October 2020. The conversation took place. -Covid-19 green economy, he said.

Economic cooperation is an important area, particularly as the UK and Vietnam signed a free trade agreement in December 2020, which entered into force in May 2021, creating an important legal framework for the economic growth and prosperity of both countries in the future . ,

future economic cooperation

MP Wayne David expects to continue promoting economic cooperation in the coming years as the UK is currently Vietnam’s third largest trading partner in Europe after Germany and the United States. -Down.

He suggested that apart from economic cooperation, both sides should focus on several potential areas of cooperation including education, renewable energy, health, infrastructure development.

However, cooperation between the two sides is not limited to economic development, but it is important to ensure that the people-to-people ties between the two countries are strengthened and developed, he said, adding that the two parliaments should promote their cooperation. needed. To further strengthen the ties between the two countries for mutual benefit.


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