HCMC marks 45th anniversary of Vietnam-UK diplomatic ties

The Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organizations (HUFO) and the Vietnam-UK Friendship Association (VUFA) co-organized a ceremony to celebrate the 92nd birthday of Queen Elizabeth II and the 45th anniversary of Vietnam-UK diplomatic relations in HCMC on June 4.

At the ceremony (Photo: VNA)

At the ceremony (Photo: VNA)

According to Chairman of the HUFO, Tran Hung Viet, the UK ranks 14th among 82 countries and territories investing in Vietnam.
As of April 2018, Vietnam's export turnover to the UK reached US$1.75 billion, up 30 percent compared to the same time period in 2017; the country’s import turnover from the UK approached US$238 million, increased by 17.6 percent compared with the same month of the previous year.
For his part, UK Consul General to Ho Chi Minh City Ian Gibbons also affirmed that high-level visits by leaders of both countries and educational exchanges have contributed to the successful  UK-Vietnam relationship.

By THUY VU – Translated by Kim Khanh

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