Viet Nam is one of the fastest growing economies in the East Asia region, and continues to forge very strong links with the UK. This year marks the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Viet Nam and the UK.
Thanks to its solid foundations, the economy has proven resilient through different crises. GDP growth is projected to ease to 6.3 percent in 2023, down from 8% in 2022, due to the moderation of domestic demand and exports. Vietnam's economic growth is expected to rebound to 6.5 percent in 2024 as domestic inflation could subside from 2024 onward. This will be further supported by the accelerating recovery of its main export markets (U.S., Eurozone, and China).
Iain took up the position of His Majesty’s Ambassador to The Socialist Republic of Viet Nam in August 2022. He joined the FCO in 2005 and has worked in a variety of roles spanning, Russia, Brussels, The EU and Brexit and most recently Brazil.