England and Vietnam are discussing for bilateral trade agreement

09/06/2020
Earlier, Reuters said the UK had applied to become a dialogue partner with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the British government said, as it sought to strengthen relations with ASEAN after Brexit.
Nikkei Asian Review reported on June 8, 2020: British Ambassador to Vietnam - Mr. Gareth Ward told British companies here in an online conference that the two countries are working on a bilateral trade agreement and expected to reach an agreement by the end of this year.
Earlier, Reuters said the UK had applied to become a dialogue partner with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the British government said, as it sought to strengthen relations with ASEAN after Brexit.
 
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ASEAN has 10 dialogue partners, currently including the European Union, as well as Australia, Canada, Japan, and the United States.

England state that they hope to be able to cooperate with the 10-member ASEAN, seeking to promote economic growth, social progress, and regional cooperation, which will lead to new opportunities for trade and education. education, science, and security.

In a statement, British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said that as Asia became increasingly important globally, it would work more closely with its regional friends. "Having become one of the ASEAN's dialogue partners, we can enhance our ability to cooperate across the Indo-Pacific region, as a driving force for cooperation in all aspects, from climate change to regional stability ".

Becoming a dialogue partner will allow Britain to attend ASEAN summits and annual meetings.

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