France-Vietnam Parliamentarians’ Group affirmed continued support for Vietnam hinh anh 1Meeting between President of the France-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group Stephanie Do and Vietnamese Ambassador to France Dinh Toan Thang (Photo: VNA) 
Paris (VNA) – The France-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group in the French Parliament will continue coordinating closely with the France – Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Group of the Senate to support Vietnam in strategic issues in the coming time.

The statement was made by Stephanie Do, President of the France-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group, during her reception for Vietnamese Ambassador to France Dinh Toan Thang on July 7.

She expressed her delight at fine development steps in the bilateral relationship, reflected through recent discussions of the two countries’ high-ranking leaders amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ambassador Thang acknowledged contributions made by Stephanie Do and her group to developing the diverse and multifaceted cooperation between the two nations in general and the two legislative bodies in particular.

He thanked the group for canvassing the European Parliament to approve the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, and for organising activities on Vietnam’s topic issues.

He showed his hope that group will continue helping Vietnam through encouraging EU member countries to pass the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement, supporting the settlement of fisheries-related issues in the Vietnam-EU relations.

The diplomat affirmed Vietnam always attaches importance to its relations with strategic partners, including France.

At the meeting, both sides agreed to maintain efforts to speed up delegation exchanges and prepare for the 12th Vietnam - France decentralised cooperation conference slated to be held in Hanoi in late 2022./.