President of VUKFA Hoang Van Dung at the event (Photo: dangcongsan.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam-UK Friendship Association (VUKFA) and the Vietnam-UK Network inked a cooperation agreement for 2016-2019 in Hanoi on October 6. 

Accordingly, the two sides will support Vietnam – UK ties and cooperation in fields of mutual interest, such as economics, science and technology, education-training, culture, and tourism as well as foster the relations of social organisations, unions, businesses and functional agencies. 

At the signing ceremony, President of VUKFA Hoang Van Dung said the new agreement will open a new chapter for bilateral cooperation, and promote the friendship and mutual understanding of the two countries’ people. 

He highlighted the development of Vietnam – UK relations, especially after the signing of the Joint Statement in 2010 to declare the strategic partnership of two countries. 

Meanwhile, President of the Vietnam-UK Network Ben Chapman noted that the agreement will allow coordination to bring the two countries’ people closer.

The Vietnam-UK Network is a non-governmental organisation established in 2013. The organisation aims to connect British individuals, organisations and associations that are interested in Vietnam, to enhance Vietnam – UK cooperation and friendship.-VNA