Vietnam wants to increase the traditional, trusted and strategic partnership with France, a leading partner of Vietnam in Europe. During the online talks between Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and French PM Jean Castex, Chinh applauded the fruitful developments of the bilateral ties over the past time.
The French leader spoke highly of the strategic partnership, saying Vietnam is also a leading partner of France in the region. Castex praised Vietnam’s position and role in the region and the world as well. He highlighted achievements the country has recorded in COVID-19 containment and socio-economic development.
The PMs agreed to share experience in the pandemic combat, help each other with COVID-19 vaccines and coordinate in economic recovery after the pandemic. They will also work together to optimise the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and speed up the ratification of the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA).
As reported on en.vietnamplus.vn¸ the leaders agreed to facilitate the export of Vietnamese agricultural and fishery products to France, especially fruits that are under harvest like lychee, mango, dragon fruit and passion fruit.