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Vietnam and UK foreign ministers to meet for trade deal

Hanoi seeks recovery from COVID while London keen to secure pact due to Brexit

Britain Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will be in Hanoi for a two-day visit from Tuesday to discuss a trade deal, among other issues.    © Reuters

HANOI -- U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will visit Vietnam on Tuesday to hold talks with his counterpart Pham Binh Minh, with a trade deal at the top of the agenda ahead of the ending of the transition period for Britain's exit from the European Union this year.

Both nations will also be hoping that a trade deal will help to ease the economic pain inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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