PM begins official visit to France

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh arrived at Orly airport in Paris, on November 3 afternoon, starting his three-day official visit to France at the invitation of his counterpart Jean Castex.

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Upon his arrival, the PM and a high-ranking delegation of Vietnam laid wreaths at a monument of President Ho Chi Minh and visited the Ho Chi Minh space in Montreuil, about 15km east of Paris.

A welcome ceremony for the Prime Minister and the Vietnamese delegation was held the same day in Paris.

During the visit, Chinh 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, among others.

The PM’s visit to France is expected to help Vietnam-France strategic partnership become more practical and effective.

France is currently the fourth largest trade partner, the second leading investor and top official development assistance provider for Vietnam in the European Union./.

VNA