VOV.VN - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his entourage arrived in Paris on November 3, beginning a three-day official visit to France at the invitation of his French counterpart Jean Castex.
Shortly after arriving in Paris, the Vietnamese delegation laid a wreath at late President Ho Chi Minh’s statue and visited the Ho Chi Minh space in Montreuil city.
During his stay, PM Chinh is scheduled to hold talks with French PM Jean Castex, and meet with the French President and leaders of the parliament.
Vietnam and France established their strategic partnership in 2013. They will both celebrate 50 years of diplomatic ties and 10 years of their strategic partnership in 2023.
Currently, France is the fourth largest trading partner, the second largest investor and the leading ODA donor of Vietnam in the European Union.
Many large French companies are keen to invest in Vietnam, especially in the fields of aviation, infrastructure and smart cities, renewable energy, climate change response and high tech.
Chinh’s France visit is expected to bring bilateral relations to new heights.
Earlier, PM Chinh paid a working visit to the UK where he attended the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26).