He made the remarks at a reception for a delegation of the EU-ASEAN Business Council and the European Chamber of Commerce in Việt Nam (EuroCham) to discuss measures to promote economic, trade and investment relations between Việt Nam and the EU. The PM affirmed Việt Nam always advocates further deepening the comprehensive partnership and cooperation with the EU and the strategic partnership between ASEAN and the EU. In particular, the EVFTA is an important driving force for two-way trade between Việt Nam and the EU to increase continuously. Trade turnover between Việt Nam and the EU reached US$62.4 billion in 2022, an increase of 9.8 per cent compared to 2021. Jens Ruebbert, Vice Chairman of the EU - ASEAN Business Council, said that the participation of more than 50 leaders of large enterprises in the delegation reflects the importance of Việt Nam.