Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan meets Vietnamese community in France

Wednesday, 23/11/2022 15:54
Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan met and exchanged with the Vietnamese community and officials and staff of the Vietnamese representative agency in France on November 21.
Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan talks with representatives of the Vietnamese community in France
(Photo: VNA) 

The delegation led by the Vice President arrived in France on November 21 after attending the Summit of the Francophone community in Djerba city, Tunisia.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the Overseas Vietnamese Association, the Vietnamese Businessman Association, the Vietnamese Student Association, the Global Association of Vietnamese Experts and Scientists, and many other organizations and associations in France.

In the cordial atmosphere, representatives of organizations and associations warmly welcomed the high-ranking Vietnamese delegation to France, and introduced the operation status of Vietnamese organizations and French - Vietnamese friendship organizations in recent time.

The representatives expressed the sentiments of the expatriates towards the country's outstanding achievements in recent years. Many representatives candidly raised questions and asked the Vice President to provide more information on major policies and guidelines of the Party and State in many fields, from economy, culture, talent attraction to building armed forces to meet the requirements of defending the country in the new situation.

According to Mr. Nguyen Van Bon from the Overseas Vietnamese Association in France, the Vietnamese community in France has a patriotic tradition and has actively participated in the movements of fighting for peace and building the country in the past. He wanted the Vice President to provide information to the community about Vietnam's development policy orientation, especially in the next 20 years, so that overseas Vietnamese can make more and more practical contributions.

Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan said that France is an important partner of Vietnam. Now after nearly 50 years of diplomatic relations and 10 years of strategic partnership, Vietnam-France relations are getting better in all fields and tend to continue to further develop.

That is thanks to the correct foreign policy of the Party and State as well as the great contribution of the overseas Vietnamese in France. According to the Vice President, the overseas Vietnamese in France are a strong community because of their long history, good organization with many successful people. They are a bridge to establish and strengthen the friendly relationship between the two countries.

Answering questions from overseas Vietnamese, the Vice President presented the policies of the Party and State in detail. Emphasizing impressive economic growth achievements, she said that Vietnam has also taken advantage of international support and experience to preserve and promote Vietnamese cultural values, not only domestically but also widely to the world, including France.

In the field of foreign affairs, Vietnam has always consistently advocated settling disputes by peaceful means, complying with international law, and non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries, including current international conflicts and the East Sea situation, not using force or threatening to use force in international relations. The Vice President expressed her belief that overseas Vietnamese support the current foreign policy of the State.

For the task of building the army, she agreed with the viewpoint of the representative of the Overseas Vietnamese Association in France, and affirmed that in the national defense strategy, the Party and State clearly defined that investment in building the armed force suitable to the country's development conditions, capable of defending the country's territorial sovereignty in the new situation.

She expressed her wish that the Vietnamese community in France would continue to unite and participate in promoting the Vietnam-France cooperation relationship in all fields, especially economy, culture, science and technology, and people-to-people exchanges, making the strategic partnership between the two countries increasingly strong, more substantive and effective.

On November 22, the Vice President and the delegation offered flowers to commemorate President Ho Chi Minh at Montreau Park in Montreuil City, a suburb of Paris./.