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Paris (VNA) – Vietnam’s open-door policy and its achievements during the 30-year reform process were introduced to participants at an international dialogue held by the authority of France’s Reims city on May 9.

In his speech, Vietnamese Ambassador to France Nguyen Ngoc Son said that Vietnam has established its diplomatic relations with 185 nations and is a member of numerous international organisations such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum.

Regarding the Vietnam-France relationship, the diplomat stated that France is one of Vietnam’s most important European partners. Two-way trade hit 4.07 billion EUR in 2015, while France’s investment in Vietnam exceeded 4 billion EUR.

The two countries set up their strategic partnership in September 2013, and have worked to expand the ties, he added.

The dialogue was part of the “International Days in Reims” event held from May 7-9.

Earlier, the Vietnamese ambassador had a meeting with Reims Mayor Arnaud Robinet, who said that Vietnam’s economic development has received increasing attentions of authorities and businesses in France and in Reims.

Learning about Vietnam’s development experience and expanding relations with the country is one of the priorities of Reims city as Vietnam with its growth rate of 6.7 percent is one of the most dynamic economies in the world, the mayor affirmed.-VNA