Vice Minister Vu Hong Nam and the delegation met Head of Polynesia Edouart Fritch (Photo: baoquocte.vn)
During the meeting with Mr. Edouart Fritch, Head of Polynesia, the Vice Minister affirmed that Vietnam has always attached importance to strengthening the traditional friendly relations with France, and desired that the Vietnam - France strategic partnership to be concretized in all fields.
The year 2018 has great significance in Vietnam - France relations, when the two countries mark the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations and five years since signing the strategic partnership, especially Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s visit to France in March and French President Emmanuel Macron’s upcoming visit to Vietnam in 2019.
He also emphasized the cooperation between localities and decentralized cooperation between Vietnam and France. Polynesia has many attractive tourism destinations with its long and beautiful coastline and its own special festivals. In addition, its strengths in fishing and black pearl cultivation will open up cooperation opportunities with Vietnam’s homogeneous provinces.
The visiting offical thanked the Government of France and administration of Polynesia for support and creating favourable conditions for the overseas Vietnamese community in France in general and Polynesia in particular. He also wished to bring the remains of strong-willed patriotic scholar Ky Dong Nguyen Van Cam back to Vietnam of his family, and desired support on this question from French and Tahiti authorities.
At the meeting, Mr. Nam invited Head of Polynesia and ministers to visit Vietnam to better discuss the implementation of bilateral cooperation.
The Head of Polynesia expressed his pleasure to receive, for the first time, the Vietnamese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs to visit Polynesia, and hoped that the visit would open more cooperation opportunities in tourism, fishing and seafood import and export. He also promised to soon arrange a visit to Vietnam to discuss specific cooperation issues.
Earlier, the Vice Minister also met Mr. Rene Bidal, Governor General of France in Polynesia, and stressed that the Vietnam - France strategic partnership is at the best stage ever with the comprehensive, diversified and effective background in all fields; Polynesia is the farthest part of France where overseas Vietnamese are living, and he desired the French government to create more favorable conditions for them.
On the same day, he had an intimate meeting with overseas Vietnamese in Tahiti. Due to its remote geographic location, a number of overseas Vietnamese in Tahiti have not been able to return the homeland and didn’t update the economic and political situation of the country. He said that the community in Tahiti is small, but they always united and helped each other overcome difficulties to stabilize their life and integrate into the local society./.A forum themed “Economic Cooperation Opportunities with Vietnam” in Romania was recently organized by the Vietnamese Embassy in Romania and Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania’s Prahova province in late May to introduce cooperation potential with Vietnam in the fields of tourism and labour.