Addressing the event, Ambassador Bruno Angelet stressed that in recent years, the Vietnam-EU relations have seen big development in both scope and scale and in various fields of politics, economy, security, defense, culture, education, and more.

He considered Vietnam the key pillar in the EU’s strategy of engagement in the Southeast Asian (SEA). He said that the EU expects that the Free Trade Agreement will be signed at the end of this year. The agreement will not only help increase the size and quality of the Vietnamese economy, but also turn Vietnam into a gateway and a manufacturing center for EU companies when they enter ASEAN.

Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh speaking at the event. (Photo:

Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh thanked the EU Mission to Vietnam and EU member countries for supporting Vietnam in its socio-economic development and international integration.

Both officials expressed strong belief that the Vietnam-EU relations will flourish in the coming time.

Translated by Chung Anh