PM holds talks with French counterpart

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh held talks with his French counterpart Jean Castex in Paris on November 3 evening (local time), during which he stressed the importance of the relations with France in Vietnam’s foreign policy.

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Appreciating Vietnam’s efforts in the fight against Covid-19, PM Castex announced that France will provide Vietnam with an additional 970,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine through the COVAX Facility and 400,000 doses through a bilateral channel, bringing the total number of vaccines supported to Vietnam so far to more than 2 million doses.

Expressing his gratitude for the assistance from the French Government, Chinh said he hoped that France will continue sharing experience and assisting Vietnam in training medical personnel and transferring vaccine production technology.

The two Prime Ministers then discussed orientations as well as measures to enhance cooperation in the coming time to achieve more practical results. Among others, they agreed to actively implement the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement and accelerate the ratification of the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement, in order to create momentum for trade and investment between Vietnam, France and the EU.

They also exchanged views on international and regional issues of mutual concern, including the East Sea issue.

After the talks, the two PMs witnessed the signing of several documents, cooperation agreements and economic contracts between the two sides./.

VNA