At the stroke of midnight on January 31st in Brussels, 23:00 GMT in London, the UK has officially left the EU. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has hailed the "dawn of a new era", promising "real national renewal" after 47 years of EU membership. Some will be celebrating the turning of a page for the UK, while others will be in doubt what this new political future represents. In light of this event, EuroCham would like to invite H.E.Mr. Gareth Ward - British Ambassador to Vietnam to share information on:
Update on the latest negotiations between Britain and the EU.
While the US and China are dominating the headlines in the ongoing trade disputes, the EU and Asia are seeking ways to strengthening their relations. What is the EU's pivot to Asia and how can the Europe's digital agenda enhance cooperation and forge stronger links with countries in this region?
The UK after leaving the EU and its possible impact on the UK-Vietnam relations: what direction in which the UK is heading, as well as its commitment to a robust partnership with Vietnam, given the upcoming celebration of 10 years of Strategic Partnership this year between Vietnam and the UK.
H.E.Mr. Gareth Ward has been Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Vietnam since 2018. Before that, he was Head of the FCO’s China Department and Her Majesty’s Consul General at St Petersburg for 4 years. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Ward was First Secretary, Head of Foreign and Security in Beijing, China. He was also FCO’s Section Head for Justice and Home Affairs, Europe Directorate and FCO’s Section Head for Germany and Austria, Europe since 2004.