France's Corsica Island interested in boosting ties with Vietnam

On October 23, at working session with Vietnamese Ambassador to France Dinh Toan Thang, President of the Corsica Development Agency said that Corsica wishes to promote cooperation with Vietnam in the time to come.
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Vietnamese Ambassador to France Dinh Toan Thang (fourth from left) at the working session with Alexandre Vinciguerra, a member of the Executive Council of Corsica and President of the Corsica Development Agency on October 23 (Photo: VNA).

At the meeting, Vinciguerra briefed the guest on local economic development with the key sectors being tourism and renewable energy. He said his island is moving towards a knowledge-based economy through opening more universities, and welcoming Vietnamese businesses to explore trade and investment cooperation opportunities.

For his part, Ambassador Thang highlighted long-lasting cooperation between localities of Vietnam and France, saying the two countries have just successfully organized the 12th Vietnam-France Decentralised Cooperation Conference.

According to the Ambassador, ample room remains for Vietnam and Corsica to develop cooperative relations in such fields as tourism, culture, and sustainable development, adding that the French island can play an active role in the locality-to-locality cooperation model

From October 23-25, Vietnamese Ambassador to France Dinh Toan Thang is on his working trip to Corsica. The same day, Ambassador Thang had a working session with Stéphane Sbraggia, Mayor of Ajaccio city of Corsica, establishing relationships between Ajaccio and Vietnamese localities and potential areas of cooperation between the two sides.

Mayor Sbraggia said that the Vietnamese Ambassador's visit to Corsica in general and Ajaccio in particular offers a good opportunity to promote cultural dialogue and explore opportunities for cooperation in trade and tourism. For his part, the Ambassador affirmed that the image of the beautiful island of Corsica has long been known to many Vietnamese people. He also thanked I Scemi Astutti (Association of Friends) of Corsica for promoting the visit, which has played an important role in strengthening relations between Vietnam and France, including Corsica.

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(Source: VNA)