Vietnam, UK reinforce cooperation

(VOVWORLD) -Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son met with the UK’s Foreign Secretary James Cleverly on Wednesday on the sidelines of the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting 2023.

Vietnam, UK reinforce cooperation  - ảnh 1Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son and British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, Paris, June 7. (Photo: VOV)

Son suggested both sides increase mutual visits at all levels. He called on the British Government to continue financial and technological support, and assist Vietnam with capacity building within the framework of the Just Energy Transition Partnership to help the country realize the commitments announced at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).

He also asked for the UK’s coordination with and support for Vietnam to successfully serve as co-chair of the OECD Southeast Asia Regional Programme, with priority to promoting economic recovery, helping with economic reform, and aiding Southeast Asian countries to further approach OECD standards.

Cleverly expressed the respect for Vietnam’s growing role in the region, highly valued the country’s economic development achievements, and considered Vietnam as a potential market for British investment.

The UK wishes to further intensify bilateral cooperation, particularly in security-defense, green economy, and renewable energy, he noted.

The ministers agreed on the need to devise measures to ramp up cooperation in all fields, thus substantively developing the strategic partnership to help both sides reach the sustainable development goals and effectively cope with regional and global challenges.

Vietnam and the UK will also strengthen ties and mutual support at international organizations and multilateral forums, including OECD, they added.

The same day Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son met Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of China’s Hong Kong Algernon Yau Ying-wah and Foreign Minister of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis in Paris

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