Welcome ceremony for PM Pham Minh Chinh in Paris

14:26 04/11/2021

An official welcome ceremony was held for Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his delegation was held at the Invalides Palace, Paris, on November 3 afternoon (local time).

PM Pham Minh Chinh (middle) reviews the Guards of Honour 

PM Pham Minh Chinh (middle) reviews the Guards of Honour 

The welcoming ceremony was chaired by Minister of Public Sector Transformation and the Civil Service Amélie de Montchalin.

During the November 3-5 trip at the invitation of French PM Jean Castex, the Vietnamese Government leader is scheduled to have talks with the French PM, and meetings with the French President as well as the President of the French Senate and the President of the French National Assembly.

Chinh is set to meet with the UNESCO Director-General, Secretary General of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF), the Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Managing Director of Office of the COVAX Facility, and the France-Vietnam Friendship Association, among others.

 

The Vietnam-France strategic partnership has been growing steadily, and both nations will celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties and 10 years of the strategic partnership in 2023.
The two countries’ senior leaders have shown their keen interest in and unscored the importance of propelling bilateral relations forward.

France is currently the fourth largest trade partner, the second leading investor and top official development assistance provider for Vietnam in the European Union (EU). The European nation has always been one of the top Vietnamese trade partners in the EU, with two-way trade expanding by 15.7% annually on average during the 2011 to 2019 period.

 

Many major French groups aspire to invest in Vietnam, especially in aviation, infrastructure and smart urban areas, renewable energy, climate change adaptation and high technology.

PM Chinh’s visit to France will serve to make Vietnam-France strategic partnership more practical and effective in the time ahead.

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