Prime Minister attends Vietnam-France business forum

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on November 4 attended a Vietnam-France business forum in Paris and witnessed the exchange of 29 cooperative agreements between Vietnam and France and some European countries.

The PM called on French companies to continue studying and discussing further cooperation with Vietnamese partners, and asked them to assist Vietnam not only in financing and investment but also in policy and institution building, administrative reform, green financing and green technology, human resources training and administrative science.       

He highlighted that Vietnam-France cooperation has been developing across the fields, from investment, trade to culture and education, contributing to the development of each country. The two countries have become increasingly connected with their mutual political trust strengthened in line with Vietnam’s external policy, he said.  

The Vietnamese government leader affirmed that Vietnam is focusing efforts on tackling issues of investors’ concern such as infrastructure, institutions and human resources.   

Chinh informed that with effective preventive measures and better capacity to cope with the pandemic, Vietnam has shifted to a new stage of safe and flexible adaptation and effective response to the pandemic, so as to both fight the pandemic and restore and develop the economy and society, with initial results recorded.        

Vietnam continues to face numerous difficulties and challenges, the PM said, but went on to affirm his belief that with the time-honoured ties and strategic trust, the people and businesses of both countries will promote substantial and effective cooperation, thus helping further develop the Vietnam-France relations.