Contributions by Vietnamese community in France lauded by Foreign Minister
|Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son speaks at the event. (Photo: VNA)|
The French Government hailed the Vietnamese community for their rich history and continuous contributions to the development of France, especially for the friendship between Vietnam and France, he said, adding that the Vietnamese Party and State also appreciate their dedication.
Briefing them on Vietnam’s socio-economic performance as well as achievements in internal and external affairs, he said it is the foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, multilateralization and diversification of ties in line with international law and the United Nations Charter that Vietnam has gained respect from the world.
|Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son lauded their "profound, dedicated, and intellectual" feedback on various fields, including politics, diplomacy, economy and culture. (Photo: VNA)|
Vietnam now has diplomatic ties with 192 out of the total 193 UN member states, including 30 countries with strategic partnerships or comprehensive partnerships, and many countries are proposing upgrades to their relations with Vietnam.
He vowed to partner with agencies concerned to best meet the legitimate aspirations of the Vietnamese communities globally and in France, and wished that they would continue making positive contributions to the host country, while promoting Vietnamese identity globally.
|Participants at the meeting take a group photo. (Photo: VNA)|
Meeting French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna, the Vietnamese diplomat asked both sides to continue upgrading their relationship and France consider Vietnam a priority in its foreign policy towards the Southeast Asia and Asia-Pacific.
Vietnam regards France as a centre in its external policy towards the European Union thanks to France's significant role in the region and bilateral long-standing relationship, nurtured by both nations' people, including the Vietnamese community in France.