Top legislator: Vietnam treasures relations with France
Updated : Saturday, November 03, 2018 9:23 AM (GMT+0700)

 Vietnamalways treasures relations with France and expects that the two nations willjoin hands in developing the bilateral strategic partnership more effectivelyand practically, said the top lawmaker.

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) receives French Prime Minister
Édouard Philippe - Photo: VNA

While meeting with FrenchPrime Minister Édouard Philippe in Hanoi on November 2, National AssemblyChairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said she was happy to witness the strongdevelopment of Vietnam-France ties, especially after the two countries set uptheir strategic partnership in 2013.

Chairwoman Ngan highlyevaluated the French PM’s visit which takes place at a time when Vietnam and Franceare celebrating the 45th founding anniversary of diplomatic relationsand the 5th anniversary of the signing of the Joint Declaration onthe strategic partnership.

Having congratulated theoutcomes of PM Philippe’s meeting with General Secretary of the Communist Partyof Vietnam Central Committee and President Nguyen Phu Trong, and his talks withPM Nguyen Xuan Phuc, the Chairwoman expressed her belief that the visit andcooperation agreements signed during the trip would contribute to deepening thebilateral relationship and enhancing their political trust.

PM Philippe said his ongoingvisit, with the participation of French parliamentarians, ministers andPresidents of the France-Vietnam Friendship Associations in the Parliament andthe Senate, aims to further promote cooperative and close relations between thetwo nations.

The PM highlighted theimportance of cooperative ties between French and Vietnamese provinces andcities, adding that he is scheduled to participate in several activities inVietnamese localities, including the inauguration of a French international schoolin Hanoi.

At the meeting, the twoleaders exchanged views on operations of as well as relations between theparliaments and governments in Vietnam and France.


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