Seminar on Vietnam-France Economic Relations | Company

A preview of the seminar (Photo: VNA)

Paris (VNA) – A seminar on economic relations between Vietnam and France and the investment projects of the latter in the former was recently held in the city of Montpellier, in the south of France, in online format and in person.

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to France Dinh Toan Thang said that over the past five decades, friendship and cooperation between the two countries have witnessed positive, diverse and substantial in the fields of politics, economy, culture and education.

France is currently Vietnam’s second largest investor in the European Union (EU) with a total registered capital of over $3.6 billion, mainly in production and real estate.

However, it has advantages in telecommunications, renewable energy, environment, biomedicine, manufacturing, infrastructure and logistics, all of which are in line with Vietnam’s foreign investment attraction guidelines, Thang said.

He expressed his belief that with Vietnamthe country’s potential and strengths as well as the determination of its government, the country’s collaboration with France in general and Montpellier in particular will see breakthroughs.

The diplomat pledged to serve as a bridge connecting the two countries and their partners to boost cooperation for sustainable development.

Diane Belle, vice-president of the Junior Economic Chamber of Montpellier, said that French companies are interested in the Vietnamese market because they see many opportunities for mutual development.

She proposed that the two sides find ways to overcome obstacles such as cultural and social differences for better understanding, and not only focus on investment in production, but also pay attention to the development of other sectors such as services or support industries./.


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