The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) and the Vietnam–France Friendship and Cooperation Association held a meeting in Hanoi on December 27 to round off the friendship years between the two countries.

Nguyen Huy Quang, Chairman of the association, and French Ambassador to Vietnam Jean Noel Poirier highlighted the France year in Vietnam in 2013 and the Vietnam year in France in 2014, saying that they contributed to increasing friendship and cooperation between the two peoples and left a strong impression on their people, especially the youth.

The years covered 270 events, particularly in the fields of education and culture, drawing great attention from the public and promoting the countries’ mutual understanding.

On the occasion, the association launched a special edition on Vietnam’s agriculture in Vietnamese and French, which covers articles on the two countries’ relations, agriculture, farming and rural development by Vietnamese and French authors.-VNA