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PM asks UK’s help to cope with climate change
12-11-2007, 01:51 am

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked the British Government to help Viet Nam deal with global climate change impacts.

PM Dung made the proposal while receiving outgoing UK Ambassador to Viet Nam Robert Gordon in Ha Noi on December 6.

“Viet Nam always considers the UK a long-term top European partner,” affirmed PM Dung.

“Although two-way trade between Viet Nam and the UK reached an approximate 1.6 billion USD, it has failed to meet the two countries’ cooperation potential and needs to be improved in the coming time,” he noted.

He told his guest the Vietnamese Government will do its best to further comprehensive cooperation between Viet Nam and the UK .

The UK diplomat said he was happy at the fine development of the multi-faceted bilateral cooperation, especially in education, with around 5,000 Vietnamese students currently studying throughout his country.

He also suggested the two countries promote bilateral ties in culture and traditional craft development.- (VNA).

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