HÀ NỘI – French President Francois Hollande is to pay a State visit to Việt Nam September 5-7 at the invitation of President Trần Đại Quang, according to the Foreign Ministry’s statement released yesterday.
During President Hollande’s visit, the two countries will review their co-operation and seek further political ties and delegation exchanges.
They will also look to improve the efficiency of bilateral co-operation and accelerate joint economic projects, especially in infrastructure, climate change adaptation, science-technology, health and agriculture.
Both nations will sign a number of new co-operation agreements in politics, economy, science-technology, agriculture and judicial affairs, as well as discuss regional and international issues of mutual concern.
Việt Nam and France have spared no efforts to enhance ties since the establishment of diplomatic relations in April 1973, two years before the end of the American war in Việt Nam.
France has been one of Việt Nam’s most important partners in Europe over the past 40 years and was one of the first foreign countries to help Việt Nam heal from the pain of war and normalise relations with the world.
Currently, about 300,000 Vietnamese people are living and studying in France. — VNS