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05/11/2021 - 15:03

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh continues activities in Paris

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh held a meeting with Vietnamese and French doctors and medical experts in Paris on November 4 (local time) as part of his ongoing official visit to France.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh

(Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh meets Vietnamese and French doctors and medical experts in Paris. Photo: VNA

The doctors and medical experts stressed the need to continue to maintain solidarity and join hands with Vietnamese people in stamping out COVID-19.

The Vietnamese PM said that the sound medical partnership is part of the growing ties between Vietnam and France. He noted that France has donated 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Vietnam, while French doctors and health care experts have also taken many actions to help Vietnam in its pandemic fight.

He thanked the health care sector as well as doctors and medical experts of France for supporting Vietnam, expressing his hope that they will continue to assist Vietnam not only in COVID-19 prevention and control activities but also in all other fields.

The same day, PM Chinh had a working session with 11 Vietnamese ambassadors to European countries, during which he commended the diplomats for their work to implement the country's external policy, especially in vaccine diplomacy efforts.

He asked the diplomats to continue promoting Vietnam as a friend and a responsible, reliable partner in the international community while working towards multilateralisation and diversification of relations, ensuring the highest interest of the nation in line with international law and the equal foot among countries, contributing to developing the trend of peace, cooperation and development.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh works with Vietnamese ambassadors to European countries (Photo: VNA)
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh works with Vietnamese ambassadors to European countries (Photo: VNA)

The Government leader requested the ambassadors to affirm Vietnam’s stance in partnership with other countries on the win-win principle with harmonious interest and shared risks.

The PM also stressed the need for the ambassadors to join in promoting Vietnamese tourism among international friends, and continue to make efforts to increase Vietnam’s exports to Europe and push for the European Commission’s removal of the “yellow card” on Vietnamese fisheries sector. The ambassadors should also pay attention to taking care of the Vietnamese community abroad and citizen protection activities.

The same day, PM Chinh also met representatives from Vietnamese community in Europe. He reiterated that the Party and State consider overseas Vietnamese as an indispensable part of the nation, aan affirmed that the Party and State always create best conditions for Vietnamese people abroad to make contributions to the national construction and development at home.

He briefed participants on the results of the recent ASEAN Summits and his European tour to attend the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) and visits to the UK and France.

Representatives of the Vietnamese community in Europe highly valued the outcomes of the PM’s visits to the UK and France, and expressed their belief on the strong growth and the bright future of Vietnam in the next period. They suggested that Vietnamese ministries and sectors remove obstacles in investment procedures and create more favourable conditions for them to join hands in national construction and development./.