Vietnam wishes and stands ready to boost cooperation and investment with France in the fields of their advantages, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said at his talks with France’s leading economic groups in Paris on September 25.

This is the first time such a large-scale event was held, aimed at opening up opportunities for both countries to develop.

Addressing the function, PM Dung said he believes that together with the development of the two countries’ bilateral relations, French businesses and investors will find business opportunities in Vietnam and become an important part of the country’s development.

He also said he hopes that made-in-Vietnam goods will be introduced in many places not only in France but also other countries in and outside Europe.

Regarding Vietnam’s energy development strategy, the PM said the government has issued many policies and mechanisms to ensure energy security to serve socio-economic development.

One of the country’s priorities is to diversify energy sources, including developing renewable energy, bio energy and nuclear power while importing liquefied natural gas (LNG) to ensure gas supply, and encouraging overseas investment in coal and gas.

PM Dung also said that the Vietnamese Government has planned to develop retail systems to 2020 with a vision to 2030.

By the end of 2012, Vietnam had only 700 supermarkets of all kinds in 60 out of the 63 cities and provinces and 120 shopping centres in 40 localities.

This is a good chance for investors to do business in distribution service in Vietnam, he said.

The leader also affirmed that the Vietnamese Government always encourages and creates favourable conditions for investors to participate in transport infrastructure projects using the official development assistance.

PM Dung is scheduled to hold talks with his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault later the same day.-VNA