Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and representatives of Montreuil city at President Ho Chi Minh statue in Paris (Source: VNA)
Paris (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has reiterated friendship with the French people, especially during a time of heavy losses caused by recent terrorist attacks in Paris, when meeting with the leader of the France-Vietnam Friendship Association in Paris on November 29 night (local time).

PM Nguyen Tan Dung expressed thanks to the association and General Secretary Jean Pierre Archambault for their valuable support for Vietnam’s past struggle for national liberation and current nation-building process.

He hailed the association’s activities over the past years, particularly projects and programmes to help Vietnam surmount war aftermaths, deal with sustainable development-related issues and alleviate poverty.

The general secretary stated that the Vietnamese PM’s presence at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) will contribute positively to the success of the conference.

The France-Vietnam Friendship Association will implement more cooperation projects and humanitarian activities, especially to support Agent Orange/dioxin victims, and continue efforts to intensify collaboration between the two countries in general and their localities in particular, he added.

On the same day, PM Nguyen Tan Dung met representatives of the Vietnamese community and the Vietnamese embassy in France, during which he emphasised that the Party and State continually consider the overseas Vietnamese community an important and integral part of the nation.

The PM is in Paris to attend the COP21 at the invitation of French President Francois Hollande.-VNA