NA Chairwoman greets French Senator

Friday, 2019-09-20 21:12:12
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NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) receives Senator Catherine Deroche, President of the France-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group of the Senate of France. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan received Senator Catherine Deroche, President of the France-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group (FVFPG) of the Senate of France, in Hanoi on September 20.

The Vietnamese top legislator appreciated the contributions made by the Senate of France and the France-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Groups of the Lower House and the Senate of France to promoting the relations between the two countries and legislatures.

Vietnam wants to expand the bilateral relations across fields and at all levels, she said.

NA Chairwoman Ngan stressed that the signing of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and Investment Protection Agreement (IPA) in June this year will open new opportunities for cooperation between Vietnam and Europe in general and between Vietnam and France in particular.

She suggested the Senate of France continue to support and promote the European Parliament and member countries of the EU to approve the two agreements soon.

The NA leader underlined the effective and practical cooperation in health care and culture between the two countries, expressing her hope that the French side will continue to create favourable for and support French teaching projects in Vietnam.

For her part, Catherine said that meetings in the framework of the Vietnamese NA high-ranking delegation’s visit to France in April this year contributed to strengthening multifaceted-cooperation between the two sides.

She highlighted the cooperation potential between the two nations, saying that the FVFPG of the Senate of France has worked with various delegations from committees of the Vietnamese NA and shared experience in culture, financial and organization of local administrations.

The guest said she also met with representatives from the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the two sides agreed to expand cooperation in university education and youth exchange between the two countries.

The Vietnamese top legislator took the occasion to ask her guest to convey her regards to the President and Vice President of the Senate of France, expressing her desire to welcome French parliamentarians to attend the Conference on Vietnamese-French local cooperation in Hanoi in 2021.