26/02/2005 00:00 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

New development in France-Vietnam ties

President Tran Duc Luong said that Vietnam always attaches much attention to strengthening and promoting the multi-faceted cooperation with France under the motto of traditional, comprehensive, long-term and reliable cooperation between the two countries in the new century. The Vietnamese leader also expressed his hope that the two sides would further exchange visits at all levels and lift the fine bilateral cooperation to a higher level, especially in fields of transport, telecommunications, electricity, food processing, pharmaceutical products and tourism.


Hanoians warmly
welcoming French
President Jacques Chirac.


Signing cooperation agreement between Vietnam and France

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President Tran Duc Luong said that Vietnam always attaches much attention to strengthening and promoting the multi-faceted cooperation with France under the motto of traditional, comprehensive, long-term and reliable cooperation between the two countries in the new century. The Vietnamese leader also expressed his hope that the two sides would further exchange visits at all levels and lift the fine bilateral cooperation to a higher level, especially in fields of transport, telecommunications, electricity, food processing, pharmaceutical products and tourism.

French President Jacques Chirac paid a two-day official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of Vietnamese President Tran Duc Luong. During their talks, Vietnamese President Tran Duc Luong affirmed that France is one of the most important partner of Vietnam in terms of cooperative development, trade exchange, direct investment, public health, education and tourism. In recent years, many new cooperative fields between the two countries have been expanded at central and local levels. President Tran Duc Luong said that Vietnam always attaches much attention to strengthening and promoting the multi-faceted cooperation with France under the motto of traditional, comprehensive, long-term and reliable cooperation between the two countries in the new century. The Vietnamese leader also expressed his hope that the two sides would further exchange visits at all levels and lift the fine bilateral cooperation to a higher level, especially in fields of transport, telecommunications, electricity, food processing, pharmaceutical products and tourism.

President Jacques Chirac expressed his pleasure at the fine achievements reached in all-sided cooperation by both sides. He pledged that France would consider cooperation with Vietnam a priority in the French foreign policy in Asia and would continue supporting Vietnam’s doi moi (renewal) process and international economic integration. Besides increasing development aid to Vietnam in the coming years, France would create favourable conditions for French businesses and encourage them to invest in Vietnam. The French President also re-affirmed French support to Vietnam’s bid for membership in the World Trade Organization, non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council in the 2008-2009 term, as well as in its efforts to expand ties with the European Union.nbsp;

President Tran Duc Luong and his French counterpart exchanged their views on international and regional issues of mutual concern, and agreed to improve coordination and cooperation among ASEM, the French speaking community and at other international forums. nbsp;

By Hoang Chuong

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