VN to set up strategic partnership with France
10:27 | 06/08/2013

VGP – Viet Nam expects to lift up the bilateral relations with France to strategic partnership for the sake of the two nations’ citizens.

PM Nguyen Tan Dung (R) receives French FM Laurent Fabius, Ha Noi, August 5, 2013 – Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac

PM Nguyen Tan Dung made the above statement on Monday during his receptionf for French FM Laurent Fabius, who is on an official visit to Viet Nam from August 3-5.

Appauding the outcomes of the talks between the French and Vietnamese FMs, PM Dung suggested the two sides boost the bilateral cooperation, especially in economics and trade, investment, science and technology.

He hoped that the French side would support Viet Nam in advantageous fields such as infrastructure, energy, transport, health, agriculture and food processing, strengthen cooperation in education and training, culture and provide more scholarships for Viet Nam.

FM Laurent Fabius affirmed that France treasures the relations with Viet Nam and stands ready to assist the Southeast Asian country in education and technology transfer.

The top French diplomat hoped both countries will coordinate to successfully organize the Global Conference on Climate Change held in France in December 2015.

The same day, PM Nguyen Tan Dung also received President of the Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission Panthep Klanarongran./.

By Thuy Dung

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