French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe on November 3 had a meeting with Chairman of the Hanoi Municipal People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung in Hanoi. The two sides discussed the city’s infrastructural development as well as opportunities for cooperation between Hanoi with the French localities.
According to the VNA, Chairman of Hanoi Municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung thanked France for providing ODA for Hanoi to carry out projects in cultural preservation, environmental treatment and infrastructure, including urban railway.
|French Prime Minister and Chairman of the Hanoi Municipal Pepple's Committee.
He also informed the French PM on Hanoi’s cooperation with French enterprises and localities. Hanoi also engaged in medical cooperation with Paris, and conducted several joint schemes with the French Development Agency in the preservation of cultural heritage and the ancient quarter, waste treatment, and in fighting environmental pollution and adapting to climate change.
The Hanoi leader took the occasion to suggest that Hanoi students be allowed to study at the Lycée français Alexandre Yersin. He also proposed partnership in digitalizing database and building e-government and smart city.
The French Prime Minister shared his admiration of Hanoi’s efforts to preserve its cultural values. He pledged to do his best to support the cooperation between Hanoi and French localities.
After the meeting, French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe took a walk in the pedestrian street zone around Hoan Kiem Lake with Chairman of the Hanoi Municipal People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung.
Several photos of the French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe: