Further promoting stronger cooperation will greatly benefit both Vietnam and France, National Assembly (NA) Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong told French Senate leaders at an October 9 meeting as part of her ongoing visit to France.
The Vietnamese NA delegation congratulated Vice President of the France-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarian Group Jacqueline Gourault on being elected as the Vice President of the French Senate which, they said will contribute to boosting cooperation between the French Senate with Vietnam.
Phong greatly appreciated the efficient and practical contributions the France-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarian Group has made to help Vietnam over the years.
"Vietnam will do its best to reinforce relations with traditional friends, especially in the Doi Moi (Renewal) process targeting the diversification and multilateralization of relations. We will serve as a gateway for French investors to enter ASEAN countries ", Phong said.
She suggested the French Senate recognize Vietnam as a full market economy and help the country with the early conclusion of the Europe-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) negotiations.
The Vietnamese NA leader expressed her hope for expanded cooperation with France in its advantageous fields like education, science-technology, climate change adaptation and energy.
Phong reiterated the Vietnam legislative body's commitment to working together with the European country to promote French language education in Vietnam.
For her part, the French Senate Vice President said, in her new position, she will exert greater efforts to further boost cooperation with Vietnam.
On the same day, the Vietnamese delegation laid a wreath at late President Ho Chi Minh's statue and visited the Ho Chi Minh Space at the Museum of Living History in Montreuil.
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