JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Premier Dung visits France to boost ties

Premier Dung visits France to boost ties

Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 15:33 GMT+7

With a view to taking Vietnam-France relations to new heights, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung left Hanoi on Monday for a three-day official visit to France starting from September 24.

PM Dung’s visit, which is made at the invitation of his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault, is aimed at affirming the strategic importance of the Vietnam-France relations while seeking to bring the bilateral ties to a strategic partnership.

France is one of the leading European partners of Vietnam, and the two countries have set up a strong development framework on the back of nearly 20 cooperation deals and a series of dialogues and consultations.

With 375 valid investment projects worth over US$3 billion by December 31, 2012, France ranks second among European investors and 15th among all countries and territories investing in Vietnam. With last year’s two-way trade amounting to $3.2 billion, France is also the third largest European trade partner of Vietnam.

In addition, France has always maintained the position as the top European donor of Official Development Assistance (ODA) to Vietnam with almost $340 million pledged for this year.

The two countries have been cooperating in various fields, including education, training, health care, science, technology, justice, security and defense. Among these fields, education is a priority of France’s cooperation with Vietnam, with focus put on the teaching of the French language and tertiary training on economic management, banking, finance, law and new technology.

Besides, Vietnam and France have also been supporting each other at international and regional forums.



Read more




‘Taste of Australia’ gala dinner held in Ho Chi Minh City after 2-year hiatus

Taste of Australia Gala Reception has returned to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Latest news