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French NA President Bartolone to pay official visit to Viet Nam

Update: March, 16/2016 - 12:44
President of the National Assembly of France Claude Bartolone. — Photo AFP

HÀ NỘI (VNS) — President of the National Assembly of France Claude Bartolone will pay an official visit to Việt Nam in March, the National Assembly’s external relations committee announced yesterday.

Bartolone and his delegation will stay in Việt Nam from March 18-21 as guests of National Assembly Chairman Nguyễn Sinh Hùng. Việt Nam and France established diplomatic relations on April 12, 1973.

France is currently Việt Nam’s 5th largest trade partner in the European Union with two-way trade reaching US$3.5 billion in 2014.

France was also the biggest European provider of official development assistance to the country with $360 million in 2014. — VNS

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