Vietnam and France should review their trade ties and seek new approaches to boost cooperation, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai said.

Speaking at an April 15 reception in Hanoi for Matthias Fekl, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Promotion of Tourism and French Nationals Abroad under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Deputy PM Hai hailed the results of the 3 rd annual Vietnam-France high-level economic dialogue.

He suggested that the two sides accelerate the implementation of joint agreements, including the “Vietnam Natural Resources, Environment and Disaster–monitoring Satellite” (VNREDSat-1); the Hanoi railway project (Nhon-Hanoi Station section); and the MoU between GDF Suez and Vietnam National Oil and Gas (PetroVietnam) group.

For his part, Fekl briefed the Deputy PM on the results from working with the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

He expressed his hope that the two nations would boost their cooperation in aviation, satellite supply, energy and infrastructure.-VNA