French PM Edouard Philippe warmly welcomed in Vietnam

20:37 02/11/2018
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted an official welcome ceremony for his French counterpart Edouard Philippe in Hanoi on November 2.
Vietnam and France set up diplomatic ties on April 12, 1973. Overcoming ups and downs in history, over the past 45 years, especially since the establishment of the strategic partnership in 2013, Vietnam-France relations have developed unceasingly.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is on three-day official visit to Vietnam from November 2-4 at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

PM Phuc greets PM Philippe as he disembarks his car.

The two PMs step to the speakers’ podium before the national anthems of the two countries are played.

They inspect the guards of honour at the welcome ceremony.

PM Phuc invites his French counterpart to visit President Ho Chi Minh relic site in the Presidential Palace.

The two government leaders feed fish in the Uncle Ho pond.

After the welcome ceremony, the two PMs hold talks.