1st EU-Vietnam Joint Forum with Civil Society

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (FTA) envisages that DAG members of each Party meet together at a Civil Society Forum to conduct a dialogue encompassing sustainable development aspects of trade relations between the Parties. Representatives from trade unions, business organisations, environmental groups and other civil society organisations were invited to the online public session of the Joint Forum under the Trade Agreement between the European Union and Vietnam. Participants had the chance to exchange views on matters related to the implementation of the Trade and Sustainable Development Chapter of the EU-Vietnam Trade Agreement.

Also, the Chair of the EU Domestic Advisory Group, Ms Judith Kirton-Darling, made a statement - on behalf of all EU DAG members - on the occasion of this 1st meeting of the Viet Nam – European Union Joint Civil Society Dialogue Forum.