A delegation from the UK’s All-Party Parliament Group for Vietnam led by its Chair, Labour Member of Parliament (MP) George Howarth, is paying a working visit to Vietnam.

At a reception on May 30 in Ho Chi Minh City , Vice Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Hong said the delegation’s visit helps link UK businesses with Vietnamese counterparts.

HCM City is very interested in cooperating with the UK and London in particular in Public-Private Partnership ( PPP ) projects, Hong added.

For his part, Howarth said the visit aims to further intensify the fine Vietnam-UK relationship, in the context of the 40 th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties.

He expressed his wish to promote cooperation with the city, especially in trade and investment.

Businesses from the UK have invested in 96 projects worth over 700 million USD in HCM City.-VNA