(VOV) -A high-ranking delegation from the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee, led by Chairman Huynh Dam, has paid a working visit to Francefrom June 26-29.
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During their stay in France, the delegation and Vietnamese Ambassador to France Duong Chi Dung worked with leaders of the French Communist Party (PCF).
They also met with the leader of the Union of Overseas Vietnamese in France (UGFV) to strengthen friendship and cooperation in various fields between the two countries.
During their meetings, both sides said they are pleased with the effective cooperation between the Vietnamese and French Communist Parties.
Leaders of the French agencies pledged to create more favourable conditions for the Vietnamese community in France and help Vietnam organize activities to mark the 40th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties between the two nations this year
Huynh Dam spoke highly of the valuable assistance the PCF and French people have given to Vietnam during its past struggle for national independence and its current process of national development.
He called for more French support to help Vietnam overcome difficulties and integrate into the world economy.
Dam also emphasized that the Communist Party of Vietnam attaches importance to enhancing its traditional relationship with the PCF as the two Parties have a time-honoured solidarity developed and nurtured by late President Ho Chi Minh.
The Chairwoman of the French Council of State, Isabelle de Ameida, voiced her support for Vietnam’s initiatives to organize diplomatic ties’ celebrations and said the PCF wants to hold regular seminars between the two Parties to exchange views and deal with the challenges they face.
The two sides also touched upon issues of mutual concern such as the financial crisis, socio-economic development, employment, and poverty reduction.
They shared the common view that unhealthy competition may lead to conflicts among states and peoples. They also said climate change is a great threat that requires stronger cooperation between the two countries to develop their economies and protect their environments.
During his meeting with representatives of overseas Vietnamese in France, Huynh Dam affirmed that they will always be an indispensable portion of the Vietnamese people. He also encouraged Vietnamese nationals to strengthen unity and continue making contributions to their homeland.