National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân and a high-ranking delegation of the Vietnamese NA arrived at Orly Airport in Paris on Saturday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
PARIS — National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân and a high-ranking delegation of the Vietnamese NA arrived at Orly Airport in Paris at 5.25pm on Saturday (local time), beginning an official visit to France at the invitation of President of the French NA Richard Ferrand.
NA Chairwoman Ngân yesterday met representatives of the Union of Vietnamese Associations in Europe. She said the visit aimed to promote the Việt Nam-France strategic partnership.
Earlier the same day, she paid tribute to President Hồ Chí Minh at his Monument in Montreuil City.
Việt Nam and France set up diplomatic relations in April, 1973. The sound political relations between the two countries have been marked by high-level meetings, including the 2016 visit of French President Francois Hollande, and the 2018 visit of Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng.
The two sides have maintained many cooperation mechanisms, including defence-security strategic dialogues and an annual high-level economic dialogue. The parliamentary partnership has been growing with regular delegation exchanges and collaboration at multilateral parliamentary forums, especially the Inter-Parliamentary Union. — VNS