General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong asked Vietnam and France to bring their cooperation, especially in trade and investment, on par with their political ties while meeting with President of France’s National Assembly Francois de Rugy in Paris on March 26.
|Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (L) welcomed by President of France’s National Assembly Francois de Rugy (Source: VNA)
The Party leader expressed his wish that the two countries promote cooperation in culture, education and training, which are potential fields for bilateral cooperation.
He thanked the French National Assembly for sharing experience in legislative work, monitoring and supporting human resources training.
He said he hopes that France’s legislative body will continue working with Vietnam, especially in the context that Vietnam is tweaking its legal system and enhancing the role of the National Assembly and elected bodies.
Rugy expressed his admiration of Vietnam’s development achievements and its emerging position in the region and the world.
Hailing the 45 years of diplomatic relations between France and Vietnam, the French legislator said that the visit of General Secretary Trong will contribute to cooperation between the two countries to make it match their five-year-old strategic partnership framework.VNA
The two leaders lauded cooperation in the past years between the two legislative bodies, while agreeing that the parliaments should continue to increase the exchange of delegations in order to learn from each other.
The Party chief suggested the French National Assembly support and ratify the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement soon.
He took the occasion to invite Rugy to visit Vietnam on behalf of Vietnamese National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.