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Vietnamese PM's visit to France to lift bilateral ties to new height: AAFV General Secretary

The official France visit by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh from November 3-5 will contribute to lifting the relations between the two countries to a new height, stated the France-Vietnam Friendship Association (AAFV)’s General Secretary Jean-Pierre Archambault.

In an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency, Archambault held that the ambition of elevating the ties between France and Vietnam has a good foundation.

He highlighted dialogue between France and Vietnam as part of the necessary dialogue between different civilisations, saying both sides work together to discuss and help each other for development.

He said Vietnam has given France many experiences in absorbing and minimising negative impacts from other civilisations. However, he said, the strategic partnership between the two countries has yet to match their potential.

The AAFV General Secretary underlined that over the years, the association has supported Tran To Nga, a Vietnamese French woman and an AO victim, during her lawsuit against chemical companies supplying Agent Orange/dioxin to the US army during the war in Vietnam.

He stressed that the international community highly values the initial effectiveness of Vietnam’s COVID-19 prevention and control policies.

He once again highlighted the friendship between the two nations which has been built since the previous century, and France’s solidarity with a nation that had experienced greatest challenges and difficulties to play an important role and leave its imprint in the world history.

The solidarity and friendship between the two countries have been on a more equal footing as Vietnam has recorded remarkable progress, he stated./.