Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung arrived in Paris on September 24 (Vietnamese time), beginning his official visit to France at the invitation of Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault.

PM Dung’s visit to France, Vietnam ’s leading European partner, aims to affirm the strategic importance of the Vietnam-France relations and contribute to deepening and elevating the two countries’ relationship to a new height.

During his stay in France , the PM is scheduled to hold talks with his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault and meet with French President Francois Hollande.

He will also engage in a dialogue with leading French businesses, deliver a speech at the French Institute of International Relations and attend the opening ceremony of the new headquarters of the Vietnamese Embassy in France.-VNA