Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on April 4 met with Frederic Sanchez, President of the Vietnamese sub-committee of the French Business Confederation (MEDEF) and 30 French businesses currently on a working visit in Vietnam.

Deputy PM Phuc said he considers France as one of Vietnam 's most important economic partners, who enjoyed bilateral trade worth 2.8 billion USD in 2011.

He suggested bosting cooperation in such priority field as enery, avaition and space technology, transport infrastructure and housing.

Sanchez said Vietnam, as a destination for investment, is a priority for French businesses, adding that he hopes the government will continue providing preferential policies for French investors.-VNA