Thursday, 23/11/2023 09:05 (GMT+7)
Provincial leader meets with French Ambassador to Vietnam
TTH.VN - On the afternoon of November 21st, Mr. Nguyen Van Phuong, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee, had a meeting with Mr. Olivier Brochet, Ambassador of the French Republic to Vietnam, on the occasion of a working visit of the delegation to Thua Thien Hue province.
| Chairman Nguyen Van Phuong engaging in discussions with Mr. Olivier Brochet, the Ambassador of the French Republic to Vietnam.
At the meeting, H.E. Olivier Brochet emphasized that the year 2023 holds special significance in the relationship between Vietnam and France. Both countries will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and France (April 12, 1973 - April 12, 2023) and the 10th anniversary of Vietnam - France strategic partnership (2013 - 2023). This historic event marks a new stage of development, laying the foundation for continuous bilateral cooperation between Vietnam and France.
Mr. Olivier Brochet appreciated the collaboration between Thua Thien Hue and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in organizing various activities within the province to commemorate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations and the 10th anniversary of the Vietnam - France strategic partnership in 2023. He particularly highlighted the “Hue by light” event scheduled to take place at Duyet Thi Duong, Imperial City, Hue, at the end of 2023, concluding the commemorative activities.
| Chairman Nguyen Van Phuong presenting souvenirs to Ambassador Olivier Brochet.
The French Ambassador expressed the desire for continued cooperation and support between Thua Thien Hue province and France in implementing conservation programs and promoting the cultural heritage of Hue. This includes promoting UNESCO heritages in Thua Thien Hue province and enhancing cooperation in investment, trade, and the reinforcement of the French language. Additionally, cooperation in specialized fields such as health, education, and tourism was encouraged.
On behalf of the provincial leaders, Chairman Nguyen Van Phuong joyously welcomed Mr. Olivier Brochet in his new role, especially in this meaningful period in the cooperative relationship between Vietnam and France. He expressed gratitude for France's interest and support for Thua Thien Hue province across various fields in recent times, facilitating cultural exchanges, cultural events like the Hue Festivals, and promoting education and tourism in the province.
In the coming time, Chairman Nguyen Van Phuong hopes for support from the French Embassy for Thua Thien Hue province in promoting programs and cooperative activities with locally signed memorandum French partners. The Chairman also hopes the French Embassy would introduce new French localities and partners with similar potentials and strengths to the province, fostering friendly relations and cooperation. Furthermore, support is sought for sustainable development projects in the fields of culture, heritage and tourism; and promoting Thua Thien Hue tourism to major French travel agencies. Cooperation is also anticipated in organizing events to introduce French culinary culture, as well as a number of activities related to the four-seasons of festivity plan. At the same time, support policies to encourage French enterprises to invest in Thua Thien Hue also continue to be promoted.