David Cameron in historic first British visit to Vietnam
David Cameron in historic first British visit to Vietnam David Cameron made the first visit of a British prime minister to Vietnam today, where he brought of a message of boosting trade and tacking slave labour.
Cameron met Nguyen Phu Trong, the General Secretary of the Communist Party, Nguyen Tan Dung, the prime minister, and Truong Tan Sang, the president, at a meeting in Hanoi this morning, according to British newspaper The Telegraph.
He will travel to the stock exchange in Ho Chi Minh City, where, accompanied by a delegation of 30 British firms, he will push the message that Britain is open for business with Southeast Asia.
The country is now one of Asia’s fastest growing economies, with a young population, a burgeoning middle class and shrinking reliance on Western aid. Britain will end its aid programme in the country next year.