With one year to go until the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the British Embassy in Hanoi and Hoang Vinh Giang, secretary general of the Vietnam Olympic Committee, have discussed preparations for the games and further sporting cooperation between the two countries.
In a press release from the embassy, UK Ambassador to Vietnam Antony Stokes, said that "construction of the major venues is complete, a year ahead of games' time, and the UK is ready to deliver a great summer of sport and culture."
"This is a great opportunity for us to strengthen our relationship not only in sports but also in culture and education," Stokes continued.
"Vietnam is aiming to send about 30 top athletes to the London Olympics. Our target is not only to win medals but to be an integral part of the Olympic experience in London," Giang said.