Vietnam-France bilateral cooperation had seen fine steps of development, President of the Ho Chi Minh City ’s chapter of the Vietnam-France Friendship Association Duong Quang Trung said.

Trung made the remark at a ceremony held in Ho Chi Minh City on July 12 to mark the 222 nd National Day of France.

He affirmed that the two countries obtained many achievements in cooperation in economics, urban planning and transport infrastructure construction, energy, culture, health care, education and training, and science and technology.

He said the friendship and cooperation between Ho Chi Minh City and France , especially the Rhone-Alpes region and Lyon city, had developed well in many fields.

At present, French investors, enterprises, non-governmental organisations and friends were implementing projects and programmes on economic assistance, education, health care, HIV/AIDS, environment and humanitarian issues which demonstrated effectiveness and contributed to the city’s development.

French Consul-General to the city Fabrice Mauries expressed his belief that friendship between the two countries would continue to develop in many fields./.