Vietnam Days in the UK: Gala Dinner

The Vietnam Days in the UK celebrating HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee were officially launched on 28 March 2022 bringing together thousands of participants via series of rich and diverse programmes across London to introduce Vietnamese arts, music and culture to the UK as well as to promote education, trade and investment to Vietnam.

On 1 April, several representatives of the Vietnam-UK Network’s Committee and membership were among the guests at a Gala Dinner organised by the Vietnam Embassy and held at the Claridges to mark the climax of the Vietnam Days in the UK. Vietnamese singers and music were enjoyed by a large and diverse audience. This packed week of varied events showed the depth and breadth of the growing relationship between the UK and Vietnam. The Network also welcomes the news that FPT Corporation would renew its sponsorship of the Network, for which chairman Warwick Morris was able to thank FPT Chairman Truong Gia Binh personally.

The organisation of the Vietnam Days in the UK at short notice was definitely a fine achievement by the team at the Vietnam Embassy in London, under the leadership of HE Ambassador Nguyen Hoang Long.

From left to right: Mr Warwick Morris (current VUKN Chairman); Mr Ben Chapman (former VUKN Chairman);  Mrs Heather Wheeler (MP, Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office (previously the PM’s Trade Envoy for Vietnam) ; Mr Hoang Quoc Vuong (Chairman of the Vietnam-UK Friendship Association (VUFA) as well of the Board of PetroVietnam); and Mr Nguyen Hoang Long (HE Ambassador)