PM Pham Minh Chinh meets French President

On the framework of his official visit to France, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh received President Emmanuel Macron .

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During the meeting on November 4 (local time), President Macron welcomed the official visit to France by PM Chinh during his first trip to Europe as Prime Minister of Vietnam. He spoke highly of Vietnam’s role and position in the region, and expressed his wish to further deepen the Vietnam-France strategic partnership.

PM Chinh thanked France for the support in vaccine and medical supplies and said he hoped the European country will continue to help Vietnam in medical supplies and the production technology of medicine for COVID-19 treatment.

The two leaders hailed the effective Vietnam-France cooperation in many fields and agreed to build annual plans with specific tasks to further deepen the two countries’ strategic partnership.

The two sides noted the need to further strengthen the pillar of economic, trade and investment cooperation in the Vietnam-France strategic partnership. They agreed upon directions and measures to further facilitate trade exchange, and accelerate cooperative projects in key fields.

President Macron said France is willing to promote cooperation with Vietnam in developing sustainable fisheries, and pledged to study and work with the European Commission on the early removal of the yellow card against Vietnam’s aquatic products.

The two leaders agreed to issue a joint statement on the occasion of PM Chinh’s visit to France./.

VNA