Can Tho to host Vietnam – France cooperation conference hinh anh 1Mekong delta Can Tho city (Source: VNA)
Can Tho (VNA) – The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho will host the 10th cooperation conference between Vietnamese and French localities from September 15-17. 

French Ambassador to Vietnam Jean Noel revealed at a working session with the municipal leaders on June 2 that the conference’s time will be reduced to three days, instead of one week as was the initial plan.

A highlight in a series of events of this year’s conference is a Vietnam-France international fair themed: “ Viet- France economic development cooperation”.

Representatives from France to the fair are enterprises, specialising in supplying services to businesses and localities in the areas of architecture, software, museums and entertainment parks, and are expecting to introduce to the host country the latest technological solutions.

The event is expected to attract about 30 enterprises from 20 localities from the European country. A poetry exhibition and French movie days, along with several cultural exchange activities will await attendees to the event.

The Vietnam – France cooperation conference means to improve the efficiency of cooperation between Vietnamese and French localities for sustainable development, thus driving the two countries partnership forward.

The conference between Vietnamese and French localities dates back to 1989, when Hanoi and the region of Ile-de-France set up a partnership. This form of cooperation has developed and contributed to the friendship and multifaceted cooperation between the two countries.

The conference, also known as the Vietnam – France decentralised cooperation conference, is held biennially or triennially on a rotational basis to review the cooperation effectiveness and set up collaboration directions for following years.

Vietnam’s central city of Hue and northern port city of Hai Phong hosted the conference in 2005 and 2010, respectively. 

The 9th conference was held in the city of Brest in France in June 2013, with the participation of 16 Vietnamese cities and provinces.-VNA