Vietnam, UK tap cooperation potential hinh anh 1Head of the Party Central Committee's Economic Commission Tran Tuan Anh hosts in Hanoi on June 23 Minister of State for Trade Policy in the Department for International Trade of the UK Greg Hands. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Tran Tuan Anh hailed the growing strategic partnership between Vietnam and the UK in various areas during a reception in Hanoi on June 23 for Minister of State for Trade Policy in the Department for International Trade of the UK Greg Hands.

Anh said celebrations for the 10th anniversary of bilateral strategic partnership, issuance of a joint statement on orientations to development in the next decade and the signing of a bilateral free trade deal last year provided an important foundation for the two countries to tap cooperation potential, especially in economy, trade and investment.

Expressing thanks to the UK for supporting Vietnam in climate change response, Anh affirmed that the Vietnamese Party and State always strive and make the highest commitment in the regard.

He also affirmed the Vietnamese Party and State’s stance on give the highest priority to renewable energy development, stepping up clean energy projects, towards gradually reducing the development of coal-fired plants nationwide.

The host suggested the UK continue assisting Vietnam in the field and shifting to low-carbon economy.

Congratulating the UK on being one of the first countries in Europe and the world in terms of COVID-19 vaccination, Anh proposed the UK Government create more favourable conditions for vaccine provision and facilitate vaccine production technology transfer to Vietnam, as well as waive copyright requirements for the country.

Hands, for his part, lauded Vietnam’s guiding role in climate change response in ASEAN and its achievements in renewable energy development.

He suggested Vietnam pool more resources to optimise the potential of renewable energy, as well as thanked the country for supporting the UK’s negotiations on joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)./.