French President Francois Hollande (Photo: EPA/TTXVN)
Hanoi (VNA) – French President Francois Hollande is to pay a State visit to Vietnam from September 5-7 at the invitation of President Tran Dai Quang, according to the Foreign Ministry’s statement released on September 1.

During President Francois Hollande’s visit, the two countries will review their cooperation and seek further political ties and delegation exchanges.

They will also look to improve the efficiency of bilateral cooperation and accelerate joint economic projects, especially in infrastructure, climate change adaptation, science-technology, health and agriculture.

Both nations will sign a number of new cooperation agreements in politics, economy, science-technology, agriculture and judicial affairs as well as exchange regional and international issues of mutual concern.

Vietnam and France have spared no efforts to enhance ties since the establishment of diplomatic relations in April 1973, two years before the end of the American war in Vietnam .

France has been among the most important partners of Vietnam in Europe over the past 40 years and was one of the first foreign countries that helped Vietnam heal the pain of war and normalise relations with the world.

Currently, about 300,000 Vietnamese people are living and studying in France .-VNA