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Vietnamese, French premiers discuss strategic partnership during phone talks

Vietnamese, French premiers discuss strategic partnership during phone talks

Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 16:37 GMT+7
Vietnamese, French premiers discuss strategic partnership during phone talks
French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne. Photo: AFP

Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh had a phone conversation with French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne on Monday, during which the French leader expressed her desire to strengthen cooperation with Vietnam in digital fields and renewable energy.

The phone talks aimed to exchange measures to strengthen the Vietnam-France strategic partnership, especially in economic, trade, and investment cooperation, as the two countries head toward the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations and the 10th anniversary of the strategic partnership in 2023, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

PM Chinh affirmed that Vietnam attaches great importance to the relations with France, an important member of the European Union (EU), and took the occasion to thank the French government and people for providing 5.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Vietnam.

PM Borne congratulated Vietnam on the achievements in post-pandemic economic recovery and development, suggesting that the two sides work closely together to make the bilateral strategic partnership more substantial and effective.

The two premiers agreed that economic cooperation is an important pillar in the Vietnam-France strategic partnership and discussed the progress of major joint projects, especially the Nhon-Hanoi Station urban railway.

PM Borne expressed her hope to strengthen cooperation with Vietnam in digital economy, digital transformation, infrastructure, and especially renewable energy, and agreed to promote full and effective implementation of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) to optimize opportunities.

PM Chinh proposed that France create favorable conditions for Vietnamese farm produce to access the French market, ratify the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) in an early manner to motivate the bilateral investment partnership, and encourage the European Commission to soon remove the yellow card against Vietnamese fisheries.

He also asked the French government for increasing the number of scholarships for Vietnamese students and supporting Vietnam to restore and preserve cultural heritage sites recognized by UNESCO.

The leader appreciated France's dynamic policy in the Indo-Pacific region and supported its active role in responding to common challenges in the region.

Both sides affirmed the significance of ensuring peace and stability in the East Vietnam Sea, and the settlement of disputes through peaceful measures in accordance with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

On this occasion, PM Chinh invited PM Borne to visit Vietnam, and the latter accepted with pleasure.

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Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh had a phone conversation with French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne on Monday, during which the French leader expressed her desire to strengthen cooperation with Vietnam in digital fields and renewable energy.

The phone talks aimed to exchange measures to strengthen the Vietnam-France strategic partnership, especially in economic, trade, and investment cooperation, as the two countries head toward the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations and the 10th anniversary of the strategic partnership in 2023, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

PM Chinh affirmed that Vietnam attaches great importance to the relations with France, an important member of the European Union (EU), and took the occasion to thank the French government and people for providing 5.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Vietnam.

PM Borne congratulated Vietnam on the achievements in post-pandemic economic recovery and development, suggesting that the two sides work closely together to make the bilateral strategic partnership more substantial and effective.

The two premiers agreed that economic cooperation is an important pillar in the Vietnam-France strategic partnership and discussed the progress of major joint projects, especially the Nhon-Hanoi Station urban railway.

PM Borne expressed her hope to strengthen cooperation with Vietnam in digital economy, digital transformation, infrastructure, and especially renewable energy, and agreed to promote full and effective implementation of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) to optimize opportunities.

PM Chinh proposed that France create favorable conditions for Vietnamese farm produce to access the French market, ratify the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) in an early manner to motivate the bilateral investment partnership, and encourage the European Commission to soon remove the yellow card against Vietnamese fisheries.

He also asked the French government for increasing the number of scholarships for Vietnamese students and supporting Vietnam to restore and preserve cultural heritage sites recognized by UNESCO.

The leader appreciated France's dynamic policy in the Indo-Pacific region and supported its active role in responding to common challenges in the region.

Both sides affirmed the significance of ensuring peace and stability in the East Vietnam Sea, and the settlement of disputes through peaceful measures in accordance with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

On this occasion, PM Chinh invited PM Borne to visit Vietnam, and the latter accepted with pleasure.

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